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Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)

M.Sc. Online
36 months
1000 GBP/module
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The Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales is aimed at healthcare, armed forces and NGO professionals working in the humanitarian field or aspiring to do so. 

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The  Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)  programme offered by the University of South Wales  will prepare you to provide high quality care to vulnerable populations in conflict zones, and disaster emergencies through humanitarian assistance. 

A key element of the Disaster Healthcare course is its strong international and trans-cultural focus. You will study the key areas of theory and practice that are relevant to healthcare in complex humanitarian disasters, from resilience and response to mitigation and recovery.

You will also develop your knowledge on how to reduce disaster risks and improve public health, and develop skills in public health, research and leadership.

The Disaster Healthcare course involves studying via distance learning, plus an annual two-week residential summer school in the UK or Finland at the beginning of the course. 


Graduates of the MSc Disaster Healthcare course find work with national healthcare providers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and inter-government organisations. Graduates have taken up key posts with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Health, the armed forces and with NGOs in Sudan, Iraq, Angola and Afghanistan.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Health in Disasters
  • Researching and Evaluating Disasters 
  • Personal Preparedness for Disasters 
  • Principles and Concepts in Disasters 
  • Professional Practice in Disasters
  • Evidence Based Practice in Disasters Running

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have an:

  • Honours degree or
  • a postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject or
  • a recognised equivalent qualification

Applications are welcome from healthcare and social welfare professionals, community health workers, NGO staff, healthcare managers and logisticians.

Usual accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL)/accreditation of prior and certificated learning (APCL) requirements apply.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1000 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • £1000 per 20 credits


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Disaster Healthcare (Online Delivery)
University of South Wales