STUDY PATHWAYS

 

The LEAP programme offers various entry routes leading to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master of Science (MSc).
If you are MSF staff, you can also undertake individual modules. Please see below for details of each study pathway.

MSC IN HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE

As a Master’s student you will need to complete 180 academic credits. You will study four core modules (60 credits), a selection of optional modules (60 credits) and submit a dissertation (60 credits). Expected duration is 36 months, but an MSc can also be completed in a minimum of 12 and maximum of 60 months.

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE

If you choose to do a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), you will need to complete 120 academic credits. You will undertake three core modules (45 credits) and a selection of optional modules (75 credits). You will usually study for 24 months, but will also be able to complete a PGDip in a period of between 12 and 36 months.

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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HUMANITARIAN PRACTICE

On a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) pathway you will need to complete 60 academic credits. You will study at least two core modules (30 credits) and a selection of optional modules (30 credits),. You will usually study for 12 months, but PGCert can also be completed in a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 24 months.

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INDIVIDUAL MODULES (CPD – CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)

This path is currently available only to MSF staff, who can choose to undertake individual modules which suit their training needs. Depending on the module/s chosen you can study face to face, online or blended. Details of each module can be found using our searchable module database.

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