The distance learning International Humanitarian Psychosocial Intervention course from University of East London is aimed at people who are currently, or hope to be, engaged in humanitarian work in any country and who want the skills and knowledge to offer psychosocial support.
This involves helping people to maintain their positive psychological development in the face of challenges – often traumatic – being posed by their social environment.
Once you have completed this course you will be able to support others within your organisation, whether or not you are part of an established human resources department.
As well as ‘helping the helpers’, you will be equipped to offer direct psychosocial guidance to people who have suffered, or who continue to suffer, from the effects of a natural or man-made catastrophe such as famine, flood, epidemic or war.
Your future career
This course offers very specific, applied training. And, as the UK’s only MSc in the subject, it will give you the opportunity to go on and study for a PhD.
We also offer intermediate awards The PG Diploma requires you to pass the two conceptual core modules, plus two optional modules.
The PG Certificate requires a pass in the two conceptual core modules, and the University Certificate asks for a pass in any module other than those relating to research methods and the dissertation.
On completion of the course, you may go on to build or further a career in a humanitarian aid agency in the UK or overseas, or within a public health or social services setting with a psychosocial focus.
The course takes into account the time limitations and practical difficulties the field of psychosocial support can entail. It will cover the changing demands of different phases of aid offered – relief, transition, development and consolidation.
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- Psychological Aspects of Humanitarian Intervention
- Assessing, Planning and Intervening During and After Disaster and Conflict
- Influencing and Facilitating ‘Capacity Building’
- Individual Group and Organisational Support for IDPs and Refugees
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesPsychology Sociology View 78 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2:2 Honours
- We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
International10740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10740 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10740 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time: £1,790 per 30 credit module
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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