Develop in-depth understanding and specialist skills in contemporary development issues, peacebuilding, conflict analysis, and humanitarian response.
Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales.
The course offers you the opportunity of a placement-based research project, providing hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
Gain key skills
You will leave the course with:
- in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin contemporary humanitarian action and conflict response
- a critical understanding of humanitarian, peacebuilding and development policy and practice
- practical skills in research, analysis and communication and an understanding of how these can be applied to the fields of humanitarianism, conflict and development
- rich experience of working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds
Learning and teaching
You will join the Department of Social & Policy Studies here at Bath. Our staff are all active in this field, research-led, and united in their commitment to finding better solutions to the world’s development problems.
We encourage diversity of intake, in experience, qualifications and interests, to stimulate the richness of experience and learning.
Our international development courses provide an excellent grounding for careers in international development, humanitarian action, and working for social, economic and environmental justice in both global North and global South. They provide the core skills required in a range of policy, communication, advocacy, research and programmatic roles.
Over the last few years, graduates from this course have found jobs with the following organisations:
- The Specialists
- To Excel Consulting
- Refugee Cafe
- Crown Agents
- The Advocacy Team
- McAndrew Leadership
- MutualGain Ltd
Other graduates have chosen to work for themselves and set up their own charities, while some have stayed in academia to complete doctoral studies.