About the program
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 The University of Manchester PhD is a three-year Humanitarianism and Conflict Response 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.
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 .
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences International Relations View 34 other PhDs in International Relations in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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