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As a leading global centre for the study of humanitarianism, conflict responses, global health, international disaster management and peacebuilding, we offer an unrivalled learning environment for students interested in pursuing careers in humanitarian aid or research.

By bringing together medicine and humanities, our programmes offer an inclusive approach to humanitarian education that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs both analytical and applied disciplines.

Students benefit from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise that incorporates the history, politics and social aspects of humanitarian and conflict issues, for a well-rounded appreciation of all issues.

In offering a range of postgraduate courses we are embracing the opportunity to develop a scholarly and professional agenda for humanitarians around the world, and provide robust, informed education for practitioners at every level.

A unique place to study, work and live

Manchester itself is a vibrant, dynamic city, with both a strong academic heritage and a rich history of social development and change. The one-time home of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, as well as the setting for a wide range of political, industrial and social reforms, from Peterloo to the development of the Labour party, Manchester has contributed much to the shape of the UK.

Our work today forms part of the modern impact that Manchester now has on a global scale; with University-led initiatives informing policy, instigating change and catalysing progress in a number of fields, and we welcome all interested students to be a part of this ongoing challenge.

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