Humanitarian Action and Conflict, Postgraduate Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) Online
The Postgraduate Certificate in Humanitarian Action and Conflict - studied by distance learning - from Oxford Brookes University is aimed at experienced humanitarian workers who are looking to improve their professional skills and knowledge.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Humanitarian Action and Conflict - studied by distance learning - from Oxford Brookes University it also aims to help highly professional workers in other fields to start a professional retraining in the field of humanitarian action.

Why choose this course?
  • This programme is based on the expertise developed at Oxford Brookes University's Centre for Development and Emergency Practice.
  • This programme investigates cutting-edge issues in the field of humanitarian programming and conflict transformation.
  • Lectures will be delivered by a mixed team of academic experts and top-ranked practitioners associated with Oxford Brookes as well as field experts for specific topics.
  • This programme is based on action-research and uses student's workplace as the main learning environment
  • An online user friendly learning environment.

Programme Structure

The programme aims to enhance knowledge of and develop practical competences in:
  • the understanding of specific contexts of humanitarian actions, particularly violent, turbulent or conflict environments as well as the urban and built environments, and their impacts on the nature of humanitarian responses
  • a range of theories, concepts and analysis in order to investigate specific issues related to the different dimensions and challenges of humanitarian actions
  • the use of existing context mapping tools, impact assessment techniques and project cycle management
  • action research methods and self reflective approaches to humanitarian action in order to reflect on practices and to develop specific tools related to specific contexts and crises.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

The programme is open to all candidates who fulfil at least one of the following conditions:

  • hold a good honours degree in a relevant discipline and some experience in the field of humanitarian action
  • hold a relevant recognised diploma or professional qualification
  • hold no specific diploma but have substantial and proven field experiences in humanitarian action and related fields.
English language requirements
  • At least 6.5 in IELTS, with a minimum of 6.0 across all four components of the test.
International applications
  • Preparation courses for International and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
  • Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
  • If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
How to apply
  • You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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