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Study humanitarianism and international development at Bath

Follow your interests to a master’s level with our full-time and part-time courses. Get an overview of what you can study at Bath in this fast-moving sector.

MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development


Develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary conflict and humanitarian crises. This course helps you gain the expertise needed to work in the fields of peacebuilding and humanitarian response. It will give you the professional and analytical skills to tackle political, ethical and practical tensions on the ground.

This part-time, distance learning master's lets you study at your own pace whilst giving you the opportunity to network at residentials on our Bath campus and in Jordan.

View the MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development course

MSc International Development


Gain the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice.

Our suite of on-campus MSc International Development courses offer a choice of pathways to suit your career aspirations in this ever-changing sector. Each one can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).

Choose a pathway to suit your interests

  • MSc International Development
  • MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action
  • MSc International Development with Economics
  • MSc International Development, Social Justice and Sustainability
View all MSc International Development pathways
A woman (Louisa Ayebare) stood outside of the United Nations Office in Geneva with flags from various countries in the background.
‘Since completing my internship and graduating, I have gone on to a role as a consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO). Without my degree and the experience I gained during my internship, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity.’
Louisa Ayebare Consultant for the World Health Organisation (WHO), MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development graduate (2021)

More stories from our graduates

Some of our recent graduates talk about studying humanitarianism and international development master's degrees at Bath.


A portrait of a woman (Arielle Salvary)

‘I made friends with people from different countries, which really broadened my perspective, in terms of looking at how different people see different issues.’

Read more about Arielle Salvary's story

A man (Nav Sawhney) sat on a bench with a manual washing machine built from a blue plastic barrel

'The course really equipped me with a practical understanding of how humanitarianism works.'

Read more about Nav Sawhney's story

A young woman (Rand Altaher) smiling while stood in front of a tent with the Unicef logo on it

'Even though this is a distance learning course, I feel closer with my cohort of 20 than I did on my undergraduate course in a lecture theatre filled with almost 200 others.'

Read more about Rand Altaher's story

A man (Jeremy Hubbard) smiling while stood on a street with cars in the background

'Before the course was finished, I was hired by REACH Initiative to go to work in South Sudan.'

Watch Jeremy Hubbard talk about his story

Talk to us live

If you're interested in one of our master's courses, we'd love to talk to you.


We hold several events throughout the year, giving you the chance to ask your questions via our virtual online platform.

Both academics and our student ambassadors will be available to answer your questions on anything from living in Bath, to course structure. Why not join us for our next event?

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our courses, you can contact our admissions team.