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Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

 It is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and practice, to optimise joint working between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field of humanitarianism and global health. 

We welcome applications from students wishing to study in the interdisciplinary research areas of global health, disaster response and humanitarian aid. 

The PhD is a three-year course of study (or six years of part-time study) in which the student prepares a thesis under the guidance of two supervisors with specialist expertise. 

The student's progress is monitored at regular meetings of the student's research panel (two supervisors plus a reviewer who is independent of the supervisory team), which also provides guidance on research training and career development. 

The aim of the programme is to produce students who are fully-fledged independent researchers, and students are from the outset given encouragement to disseminate their work at seminars and conferences and by publishing in high-quality locations. 

The programme culminates in the submission of an 80,000-word dissertation (or alternative format) that makes an original contribution to knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

They are loosely grouped around five research themes:

  • critical peace and conflict studies ;
  • cultures of humanitarianism ;
  • disaster studies and global resilience ;
  • health and medicine in conflict and humanitarianism ;
  • histories of humanitarianism .

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
  • Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • PhD (part-time): UK/EU students (per annum): £2,875

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

British and EU students intending to take a research degree (PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and may be eligible to apply to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). AHRC and ESRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. 

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