As a Postgraduate Diploma student you will need to complete 120 academic credits. You will study:

  • three core modules (45 credits),
  • a selection of optional modules (75 credits),


Core modules:

  • 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.
  • 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.

All core modules are delivered in a blended way (mix of online and face to face teaching).


Optional modules:

In addition to core modules, you will choose 75 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 is based on the current academic schedule for 2018/19 and is subject to change in future academic years.

See the Course Handbook for example pathways.