International Humanitarian Psychosocial Intervention, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12100
    Tuition (Year)
    9360
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  • English (take IELTS)
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The ground-breaking MSc course,International Humanitarian Psychosocial Intervention from University of East London offers online training for people working in humanitarian organisations, wherever they are in the world.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The distance learning course, International Humanitarian Psychosocial Intervention from University of East London is aimed at people who are currently, or hope to be, engaged in humanitarian work in any country and who want the skills and knowledge to offer psychosocial support.

This involves helping people to maintain their positive psychological development in the face of challenges – often traumatic – being posed by their social environment.

Once you have completed this course you will be able to support others within your organisation, whether or not you are part of an established human resources department.

As well as ‘helping the helpers’, you will be equipped to offer direct psychosocial guidance to people who have suffered, or who continue to suffer, from the effects of a natural or man-made catastrophe such as famine, flood, epidemic or war.

Your future career

This course offers very specific, applied training. And, as the UK’s only MSc in the subject, it will give you the opportunity to go on and study for a PhD.

We also offer intermediate awards The PG Diploma requires you to pass the two conceptual core modules, plus two optional modules.

The PG Certificate requires a pass in the two conceptual core modules, and the University Certificate asks for a pass in any module other than those relating to research methods and the dissertation.

On completion of the course, you may go on to build or further a career in a humanitarian aid agency in the UK or overseas, or within a public health or social services setting with a psychosocial focus.

The course takes into account the time limitations and practical difficulties the field of psychosocial support can entail. It will cover the changing demands of different phases of aid offered – relief, transition, development and consolidation.

Programme Structure

This MSc course introduces you to different types of intervention and the skills to put them into practice.

These include engagement, development of trust, facilitation, enabling and the identification of a process by which information can be accessed, shared and evaluated.

You will learn how to consult with other members of your team, offering them appropriate psychosocial support and stress management strategies.

You will also be given the skills to develop psychosocial support programmes within the organisation, perhaps through its HR department.

The course includes key modules on how to offer mental support to beneficiaries outside the organisation – that is, people who have suffered directly from natural or man-made disasters.

The MSc can be completed in a year full-time or two to three years part-time, and involves passing six modules.

These include the two conceptual core modules – Psychological Aspects of Humanitarian Intervention, and Assessing, Planning and Intervening During and After Disaster and Conflict.

Optional modules include Influencing and Facilitating ‘Capacity’ Building, and Individual Group and Organisational support for IDPs and Refugees. You will also complete two core modules involving research and a dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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

Degree

Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

International (Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see the country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12100 International
  • GBP 9360 EU/EEA

Funding

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
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