Careers and employability

There are many possibilities for graduates of the subject areas of disaster management, humanitarian response, and global health.

A photograph of volunteer students on a laptop in the company of local workers

The general and academic skills acquired on our courses are welcomed by a broad spectrum of employers, including:

Please see our courses for more details about career opportunities.

Careers Guide

During the pandemic, I was involved in Zoom sessions helping refugees with their conversational English skills. I've really valued this experience and have enjoyed interacting with both the refugees and the other volunteers. During uncertain times it felt nice to feel like I can do something productive and help others.

Emily / Former undergraduate, HCRI

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is committed to inspiring the next generation of humanitarian practitioners and researchers.

Our Careers Guide is dedicated to helping you decide which courses to study and obtain the right career after you have completed your studies.

Studying at HCRI will give you a wealth of career options due to our multidisciplinary approach to our teaching, research and fieldwork, as well as our many third sector and government partnerships.

Our community includes medical students and humanitarian professionals who have gone into a wide range of roles.

Our alumni case studies and the Careers Service's Government, charity, international development, work and related areas page provide examples of career routes after your studies at HCRI.


Every February, HCRI organises events to help students connect with employers, hear from alumni working in the humanitarian sector, and begin thinking about their own career journeys.

Our events have included high-level speaker sessions, bespoke workshops and careers fairs.

Content from our 'Careers Afternoons' programmes in 2023 is on the HCRI blog.