24 months
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6000 GBP/year
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About

The Humanitarian Action (Online) programme from SOAS University of London is an online degree that engages critically with the history, politics and practice of humanitarian action. Students take the core module, followed by a selection of elective modules and a final dissertation.  

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Why study MSc Humanitarian Action (Online) at SOAS

  • we are ranked number 5 in the QS World University Rankings in the subject of Development Studies
  • SOAS is ranked in the top 5 universities in the UK for producing a CEO or Managing Director, according to new research
  • this online degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs
  • The online format enables students to study for a MSc degree alongside work, caring or other commitments
  • The degree brings together a cohort of students from around the world into online discussions, led by a specialist seminar tutor
  • It builds upon the strengths of the Department of Development Studies in areas of violence, aid and security
  • The degree draws on research and professional experience from colleagues across SOAS, a university with an international reputation for its work on Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Employment

A Humanitarian Action (Online) programme from SOAS University of London will further develop your understanding of the world and how society is organised, with specific focus on violence and conflict, the role of aid, refugees and forced migration. Graduates leave with a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, analytical skills and cultural awareness.

Recent Department of Development Studies graduates have been hired by:

  • Amnesty International
  • BBC World Service
  • British Embassy Brussels
  • Department for International Development
  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • Embassy of Japan
  • Government of Pakistan
  • Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • KPMG LLP
  • National Health and Medical Research Council

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Humanitarian Principles and Practice
  • Human and Critical Security Studies
  • Understanding Violence, Conflict and Development
  • Critical Insights in Forced Migration
  • Partnerships Beyond Borders: NGOs, Social Movements and Civil Society in Transnational Development
  • The Politics of Gender and Feminisms in Development
  • Drugs, Conflict and Development

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

We welcome applications from those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also encourage students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in humanitarianism and have a strong first degree, to apply.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Funding

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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