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Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

University of Bath

24 months
5835 GBP/year
5835 GBP/year
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Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development degree offered at University of Bath addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges.


Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development degree offered at University of Bath will help you examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.You will leave this course with:

  • in-depth knowledge of humanitarian conflict response, and development policy and practice
  • the professional and analytical skills to tackle political, ethical and practical tensions on the ground
  • the skills and knowledge to evaluate diverse perspectives and tools for conflict response and humanitarian action across different settings

Graduate prospects

This course provides an excellent background for those wishing to pursue a career in humanitarian, conflict response, or peacebuilding. It is equally relevant to those already working in the humanitarian and conflict fields, seeking to advance their careers with a deeper level of specialist knowledge.

You will be well qualified to work with development or humanitarian NGOs, the United Nations and other inter-governmental organisations, or in conflict or humanitarian advisor roles in government departments such as DFID.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to human rights in context
  • Negotiating the field: response to conflict, humanitarianism and development in practice
  • Humanitarianism conflict and development dissertation
  • Conflict, development and peacebuilding
  • Humanitarianism in principle and practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
  • To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as development studies, human or political geography, sociology, area studies, politics, political economy, economics or international relations.
  • We will also consider graduates with an undergraduate degree in other subjects where you have relevant professional experience.

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