skip to page content
home | course search | site map
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh logo and also link to the homepage

» back to list all postgraduate courses

PgCert Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

(formerly Conflict, Social Development and Health)

This link will take you to the online application form

  • Introduction
  • Key details
  • Entry requirements
  • Fees
  • Modules
  • Careers

- Offers an opportunity to examine the impact of conflict and complex emergencies on health and wellbeing and the effectiveness of the humanitarian response.
- Integrates diverse perspectives from different stakeholders (state, UN, NGOs, community) to formulate response to identified needs, with emphasis on conflict-affected countries.
- Applied and practical learning of frameworks and tools for use in responding to psychosocial protection of individuals

This course is for people who have an
interest in the complex policy and practice
issues in diverse settings affected by
conflict or countries emerging from conflict.
Emphasis will be given to: the concepts of
vulnerability and resilience of individuals;
households and their interaction with
health and social structures in the context
of forced migration; the range of actors
involved during the humanitarian crisis
and transitional period; and the alternative
approaches to psychosocial protection of
individuals and communities. The objective
is to identify needs of diverse stakeholders
and formulate effective and appropriate
programmatic responses.

EXIT AWARDS: PgCert (60 credits)

Delivery: At QMU

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest

Duration: Full-time: 4 months; Part-time: 2 - 4 years

Start date: January

Application deadline: none

Teaching, learning and assessment: Teaching comprises a combination
of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case
studies, simulation exercises and
projects. Assessment is continuous and
incorporates assignments, action plans
and projects.

Teaching hours and attendance: =Each module which you study on campus
will require you to attend classes and carry
out independent work. Your attendance
requirements at QMU will depend on which
module you are studying and whether you
are studying full or part time.
Modules usually require two sessions of
three hours in class plus around 10-12
hours of work each week consisting of
preparatory class work with colleagues and
on web based learning platforms as well as
independent study. Subsequent to class
contact, 3 weeks are given to prepare the
written assignment.

Relevant professional or practical experience is essential. Successful completion of a relevant degree or an equivalent qualification.

International: Students whose first language is not English are required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.0 and no individual component score below 5.5.

Home/EU - full-time: £700 per 15 credit module

Home/EU - part-time: £700 per 15 credit module

International - full-time: £1400 per 15 credit module

International - part-time: £1400 per 15 credit module

Scholarships: Santander Scholarships 2 x £5,000 scholarships could be available for international students undertaking a course within the IIHD. Fees and Funding for more information.

More information about scholarships for international students

Funding Information for International Students:
Visit the International section of the website.

Course Fees:
Visit the Fees section of the website. -
Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a postgraduate award of QMU will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Sources of Funding:
Visit the Funding section of the website.

15 credits: Strengthening Health and Health Systems in Fragile and Conflictaffected States/: Either Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations - (Distance) OR Global Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing/ Independent study.

You will also study one 15 credit elective module.

Additional elective modules available.
Please contact for details.

The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (June 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.

The course is suitable for those seeking to address health and social issues in complex emergencies or work in post-conflict or politically unstable environments.
Former IIHD students work as programmes managers at Humanitarian Accountability Project; Islamic Relief; Médecins Sans Frontières UNHCR and other related UN and NGO agencies.



further information:

0131 474 0000 or
Suzanne Fustukian
+44 (0)131 474 0000

This link will take you to the online application form

» how to apply

»Visit the Institute for International Health and Development webpages

This link will let give you printer friendly pages

^ to top

last modified 11/11/2015
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU - Tel: +44 (0)131 474 0000
find us | contact us Copyright © Queen Margaret University. terms of use | accessibility | FOI & data protection