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Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development

University of Bath

24 months
6245 GBP/year
6245 GBP/year
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Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crises in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response. The Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development degree is offered at University of Bath.

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This Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development  course at University of Bath  addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crises, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will 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 disasters.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crises 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
  • an established professional network for continued knowledge-sharing and effective career development

The course is designed for those who already work in the field of humanitarian and conflict response, and recent graduates who aspire to do so. Graduates of the course could go on to work, or progress further, in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Part-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.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If you first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English Language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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