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Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Research trips

Research trips have been designed to enable you to have access to areas recovering from disasters and conflicts.

In January 2019, a group of our postgraduate students undertook a research field trip to Uganda.

Our research trips are designed to enable you to have access to areas recovering from disasters and conflicts to facilitate a better understanding of using research techniques in humanitarian contexts, and to develop ethical sensitivity during the research process.

Humanitarianism in Practice (HCRI60061)

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  • Who: Optional for all MA Humanitarian and Conflict Response students
  • Location of trip: Uganda
  • Date: 2020
  • Duration: Ten days

This course unit will enable you to critically interrogate humanitarian practices through the design and implementation of an individual research project. It will help draw comparisons, contrasts and generalisations in different contexts, and introduce critical research skills through linking research theory and practice.

It will also offer you an opportunity to understand more about careers in humanitarian work and add significant experience to your CV, making yourself more competitive in the humanitarian graduate jobs market.

Finally, the fieldwork will provide you with empirical data that could be utilised for your dissertation.

Read a blog post by Dr Jessica Hawkins to find out about the 2019 field trip to Uganda.