University of East London

Course Introduction

The programme promotes awareness of psychosocial aspects within any field of humanitarian work, whether in the UK or overseas. It aims to raise awareness of the different contexts that affect psychosocial well'being and access to appropriate services. It also aims to introduce students to different types of consultation, in recognition that most of the services provided through humanitarian agencies are delivered in response to crises or emergencies, are time limited and rely on the engagement of local populations. Consultation skills include those of engagement, development of trust, facilitation, enabling and the identification of a process by which information can be accessed, shared and evaluated.

Course Modules

Modules include: International contexts; psychosocial consultation; humanitarian contexts; wellbeing and resilience; research 1; research 2.

Course Additional Entry

2nd Class or above undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent in any discpline. A lower level qualification together with appropriate experience or, exceptionally, substantial related experience alone may be acceptable. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,017  Single Module. First year overseas fees
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,560  Single Module. First year home fees