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Flexibility | Structure | How we teach | Careers | Fees

A course tailored to your needs

This flexible and innovative course offers you the opportunity to tailor your studies towards engineering, management, or social sciences by selecting one of the three steams.


Course Comparison

Which pathway will you take to play a pivotal role in the solution of global humanitarian challenges? Need help choosing, compare all three pathways to find the route that suits you best. Select here to view our Course Comparison.

Flexibility – study part time or full time

Making time for work, family, and friends is important, so take advantage of our flexibility. Each module will run intensively over one week and all streams can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis, giving you the flexibility to choose how you study.


Typically taught intensively over one-week blocks through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and fieldwork, depending on your module selection. Each module has 150 hours of learning, with 22-38 hours allocated to contact teaching methods. The additional hours are made up of guided, independent self study.

How we teach

Due to the interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of the courses, you will encounter carefully chosen academics from a range of departments at Warwick who are specialists in their field.

As the course is - by its nature - not ‘just for engineers', you will encounter people from a wide range of backgrounds, and those teaching are trained with a broad perspective, experienced in communicating with a diverse student group.

We embrace novel education techniques, including use of: scenarios, role play, practical activities, field courses and the principle of students as producers of knowledge. We continuously research how best to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to make a difference in humanitarian development and crisis situations.

We admit a small cohort of students because our teaching is delivered in small groups and requires intensive input from our academics.

Careers - apply your skills to real-world problems

We know it's not just about what goes on while you study with us, but also what happens after you graduate. By completing this interdisciplinary course you will be more equipped to think and work in a problem- and solution-oriented way with a broad perspective and with the ability to communicate with different parties of different backgrounds. You will find you become equipped to meet society’s newest and pressing challenges, and employer’s demands for advanced skills and knowledge.

“Our graduates will be less tied to the bounded nature of a specific discipline and will be more able to develop and seek to learn between, beyond and across disciplines.” - Dr Georgia Kremmyda - Director MSc Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering graduates will be well-placed to work with governments (e.g. central banks, ministries of finance, rural development, and education). You'll gain skills that are sought after by multilateral development institutions (e.g. World Bank, IMF, United Nations), NGOs and the private sector (e.g. professional services, manufacturing, and investment banking). You may also decide to pursue PhD studies.

Fees for 2018/19

Course Full-time study Part-time study (per year)
Home/EU Overseas Home/EU Overseas
MSc £8,580 £19,300 £4,290 £9,650
PG Diploma £7,300 £16,900 £3,650 £8,450
PG Certificate £3,900 £8,900 £1,950 £4,450
PG Award N/A N/A £2,200 N/A

Fee per stand-alone module (home/EU only): £1,200


In 2016/17, we allocated over £36 million of scholarship funding to postgraduate students, helping outstanding individuals to get to the next level of their career. For more information on postgraduate scholarships please consult the Warwick Postgraduate Scholarship website.

Our International Office also maintains a list of international scholarships available to students, both internal and external to the University.

More about fees and funding

Funding opportunities can arise throughout the year; please get in touch with us to enquire:
T: +44 (0)24765 22933 | E: hum dot eng at warwick dot ac dot uk