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Humanitarian Practice (LEAP Programme)

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

12 months
18500 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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The Humanitarian Practice (LEAP Programme) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has been created to meet the professional and personal development needs of those working in the humanitarian sector, producing graduates who will be expected to meet the increasing demand for humanitarian leadership. The blended nature of this course promotes lifelong learning.


3 Good Reasons to Study

  • The Humanitarian Practice (LEAP Programme) programme from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has been designed in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to respond to the needs of humanitarian organizations.
  • Students will benefit from studying at two academic institutions recognised globally for the excellence of research and outstanding learning and student experience.
  • This is a flexible course designed to allow study to fit around the work commitments of those already working in the humanitarian sector.

It is delivered as part of the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) (link is external) programme and crosses traditional subject boundaries to enable you to reflect critically on issues arising from your own work, the wider humanitarian agenda and develop the skills set needed for contemporary humanitarian practitioners. Focusing on a wide range of humanitarian issues, the programme offers a thorough investigation of the agents of change in the humanitarian field.

It brings together the disciplines of public and global health, political science, international relations, history, epidemiology, disaster risk management and peacebuilding, as well as the expertise of academics and leading practitioners.

As an LSTM and HCRI student, you will benefit from a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research, as well as individual tutoring and supervision from academics from a wide range of disciplines.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The blended learning approach combines online and campus-based learning. This flexible approach gives you the best of both worlds: opportunities to work where and when it suits you as well as access to the face-to-face teaching, world-class facilities and networking available at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Manchester. 
  • Through a combination of blended modules, short courses, traditional semester long units and online provision students will be able to access the programmes at times which are convenient to their working lives and study modules both remotely online and in person at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Manchester for short periods of time.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should hold a Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent. Consideration may be given to those without this who have extensive professional humanitarian training and experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK/EU (per annum): £6,334
  • International (per annum): £12,334
  • UK/EU (per annum): £3,168
  • International (per annum): £6,168


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.

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