Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Humanitarian Policy and Practice MSc

This Humanitarian Policy and Practice MSc will equip you with the analytical and evaluative skills to enable you to interpret and analyse complex humanitarian situations.

Humanitarian Policy and Practice MSc degree overview

Preventing and responding to humanitarian emergencies is a growing global priority. Wars, disasters, pandemics and the growing impacts of climate change demand new understanding and new ways of working. 

Based in UCL's world-leading Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the core of your learning will be related to improving humanitarian policy and practice with the ultimate goal of saving lives and preventing health crises. 

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Course benefits

Learn from the people on the ground

Work with operational humanitarian organisations on real-life challenges that shape policy-making processes and operational humanitarian response.

Interdisciplinary approach

Gain the interdisciplinary skills to make complex decisions that consider geo-political, social, cultural, environmental, health and other factors.

Advance your career

Strengthen key skills in project management (budget forecasting, risk management, business planning), pitching and presenting, teamwork and leadership.

Academic excellence

Graduate with a Master’s degree from a world-leading top 10 university. We are ranked 9th in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

The launch of the new MSc demonstrates that UCL is committed to producing graduates who can make a real difference in the world. I look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students, who I’m sure will go on to become the next generation of experts.”  Professor Maria Kett, Programme Director 

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