Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (PgCert)

Queen Margaret University


This award focuses on the current challenges and policy debates in local/national/global responses in meeting the health needs of populations affected by or recovering from instability and conflict.

Students will examine the concepts of vulnerability and resilience of individuals, households and their interaction with health systems in conflict and post-conflict settings, as well as strategies for rebuilding the health system in fragile states. Re-establishing human resource systems provision and psychosocial interventions in a range of crisis settings is also part of this coherent 15-week study programme for health and humanitarian workers seeking to consolidate and extend learning in this area.

When you have completed this certificate you will be able to critically analyse and respond effectively and appropriately to complex policy and practice issues in diverse range of settings affected by conflict or emerging from conflict, as well as to integrate diverse perspectives on the impact of conflict to formulate effective and appropriate programmatic response to identified needs.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent from a relevant subject area (arts, humanities, health or social sciences). Students without an honours degree may be considered if they have other relevant qualifications and/or appropriate work experience.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2-7 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level