As a Postgraduate Certificate student you will need to complete a minimum of 60 academic credits. You will study:

  • at least two core modules (30 credits)
  • a selection of optional modules (30 credits)


Core modules:

Students should choose any two (or more) modules out of four core modules (each of 15 credits) as below.

  • Critical approach to evidence (15 credits)
    This is a basic knowledge and skills module for academic literacy in diverse scholarly literature, and qualitative and quantitative data in the humanitarian setting.
  • History of Humanitarian Aid (15 credits)
    This module provides critical understanding on modern humanitarianism and complex issues arising from modern humanitarian movement during times and in sites of crisis and conflict.
  • Critical Approach to Management of Humanitarian Operations (15 credits)
  • Critical Reflection on Practice (15 credits)

These two core modules will focus on humanitarian practice and management expertise in complex operational contexts.
All core modules are delivered in a blended way (mix of online and face to face teaching).


Optional modules:

In addition to two core modules, you will choose at least 30 credits worth of optional modules (each of 10, 15 or 20 credits).
You can find a full list of modules and their details in here.
The optional module offering presented below is based on the current academic schedule for 2018/19, but is subject to change in future academic years.

See the Course Handbook for example pathways.