University of Stirling 's MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid is an innovative and unique course that will assist social work practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, health professionals and volunteers to work effectively with victim-survivors of (hu)man-made and/or ‘natural’ disasters.
You will acquire the skills to engage with the problems facing those working in disaster interventions, including family reunification, safeguarding children, adults and other vulnerable groups and rebuilding sustainable, resilient communities post disaster.
This includes exploring disaster mitigation, preparation and prevention strategies within a community engagement and coproduction framework to create new, long-term responses owned and endorsed by communities.
You will be encouraged to learn from each other and innovate in disaster responses by exploring complex disaster issues in the safety of the classroom using videos, simulations and small group exercises. Your skills will be enhanced further through participation in a field-based learning opportunity involving a period of shadowing practitioners within humanitarian agencies, emergency responders and government departments responsible for deploying emergency personnel. Here, you will learn about agency policy, procedures and practices during deployment.
After you graduate
Graduates from this course are likely to be employed in the voluntary, NGO and statutory sectors concerned with disaster responses and humanitarian aid distribution, locally, nationally and overseas, e.g., the Red Cross, Red Crescent, Oxfam, Save the Children. Also, there are opportunities for employment in the United Nations and its associated agencies such as UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO and FAO.
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- Humanitarian Aid: History, Policies, Legislation and Contemporary Structures
- Social and Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Ethics and Values
- Theories and Concepts in Humanitarian Aid and Emergencies: Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience and Sustainability
- Natural and (Hu)man-made Disasters
- Communication Skills and Media Interactions (CSMI)
- Field-Based Learning Opportunity
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesRisk Management Public Policy Emergency & Disaster Management View 354 other Masters in Public Policy in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class honours degree at 2.1 and six months of practice experience or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
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International19145 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19145 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- Students from the UK: £7,100
- EU students, Overseas (non-EU) students: £19,145
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.