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. 

Overview

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. 

Careers

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

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!

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.
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  • £1000 per 20 credits

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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