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Dr Allan Goodman, President of the Institute of International Education

Classes are taught by world renowned academics, policy makers & practitioners. There are five separate class-taught modules, and students are supported throughout the year by the academic staff at the PRDU. Read more


Each student prepares a dissertation of 16-18000 words between May and September, under faculty supervision. The range of topics is as varied as the field of post-war recovery itself, and often centres on the knowledge gained during the work placement module. Read more

Why York?

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The University of York is situated within acres of parkland, and is only a short walk from the centre of York. Read more

           FIELD TRIP

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Every year students of the MA in Post-war Recovery Studies undertake a field trip to a post-war region. Led by field-experienced faculty and staff, students gain first hand, ground-level, understandings of recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of war. Read more

Current Students

The MA in Post-war Recovery Studies brings together experienced humanitarian professionals and less experienced students, thus creating opportunities for students to share wisdom while being challenged by more theoretically-minded, technologically savvy and idealistic coursemates. Read more

Careers and Alumni

With over 400 graduates from 60 different countries, the alumni of the MA in Post-war Recovery Studies have gone on to varied and exciting careers. Read more


All students undertake a 6-8 week work placement. They are based within an international or national organisation working on an aspect of post-war recovery, humanitarian action or development in a war-affected context. Read more


The course is open to all those with a good first degree (2:1 or above) and/or field experience. Read more

You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.‌

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