LEAP programme in Humanitarian Practice

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    World-class education

    Focusing on a wide range of humanitarian issues, the LEAP programme in Humanitarian Practice offers a thorough investigation of the agents of change in the humanitarian field.

    It brings together the disciplines of epidemiology, history, politics, anthropology, development studies, international relations, public health, management and humanitarian medicine, as well as the expertise of academics and leading practitioners.

    Module list

    Flexible course options

    Designed to fit into even the most demanding of schedules, the programme is delivered via online and short face-to-face teaching periods. With two intakes a year and flexibility to study for a Postgraduate Certificate to a Master’s Degree, you can study at a pace that suits you.

    You will benefit from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, as well as individual tutoring and supervision from academics from a wide range of disciplines.

    Study pathways

    Humanitarian leadership

    The aim of the course is to enhance the leadership and management capacities in medical humanitarian operations through employing multidisciplinary, self-reflective and collaborative approaches and epistemologies and to:

    • nurture graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders with humanitarian principles;
    • advance interdisciplinary knowledge to meet the changing operational needs of humanitarian fields;
    • lead and excel in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of humanitarian movements.
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    Innovative partnership

    The LEAP programme in Humanitarian Practice is delivered jointly by the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

    Meet our academics

    Student Testimonial

    I saw the potential in developing myself and my area of work [on this course]. There are people who have worked for many years in different contexts, many that we have read about in class. Interacting with these people and getting different perspectives about humanitarian practice has been really interesting in helping me to widen my horizon about humanitarian activities.
    Godfrey Shaibu, MSF Nursing Team Supervisor

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