PGCert/MA Online

Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding

30 months
5000 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding programme at the Oxford Brookes University is aimed at practitioners already working in these fields, but also those working in related areas.


The Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding programme at the Oxford Brookes University gives you access to resources and support from both institutions online and in the field through UN missions. 

A flexible and user-friendly online learning environment enables you to learn from your workplace. During the course you will:

  • investigate cutting-edge issues in the field
  • propose innovative tools
  • reflect on current field practices
  • broaden your perceptions
  • develop and refine the hard and soft skills needed to work effectively
This course is also relevant for practitioners working in other fields interested in exploring opportunities in conflict transformation.

Career prospects

This course is ideal for a career in the field of humanitarian action, conflict transformation or related fields, such as:

  • civil servants or diplomats in charge of humanitarian affairs
  • academics teaching humanitarian practices
  • journalists seeking a better understanding of humanitarian issues
  • military personnel ready to be deployed in a field of operation where humanitarian actions are taking place

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • From Conflict Sensitivity to Conflict Transformation
  • Culture-Sensitivity in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings
  • Leadership, Team and Self-management in Conflict Settings
  • Humanitarian and Peacebuilding Programmes in Urban Conflicts
  • Protection of Civilians in Conflict and Post-conflict Settings

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold an approved honours degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in a relevant discipline, and preferably some experience in the field of humanitarian action and peacebuilding or related fields
  • hold a relevant recognised diploma and/or certified professional qualification and 3 to 5 years' experience in humanitarian action and peacebuilding or related fields
  • have substantial and proven field experience (minimum 10 years) in humanitarian action, peacebuilding and related fields

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 30 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 30 months.


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