Conflict, Development and Security, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15500
    Tuition (Year)
    7250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This MA is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. The programme builds on critical policy research and consultancy that has been completed for a wide range of international organisations.

About

It addresses the increasing overlap between ‘development’ and ‘security’ and explores the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal, regionalised and networked forms of conflict and instability.

This analysis will broaden your understanding of the present crisis in global security as you go on to study the recent and current responses in humanitarian, developmental and security terms, particularly the links between aid and politics.

Programme Structure

  • Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
  • Theorising Security and War
  • Dissertation (Standard)
  • Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
  • Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • International Relations and Politics of South Asia
  • Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Independent Study Module
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
  • Public Policy
  • Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
  • Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
                      • Duration part-time 24
                    • Credits
                      60 ECTS
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score: 6.5

                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                    • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

                      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                    • Minimum required score: 580

                      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                    Academic Requirements

                    Documents Required:

                    • Degree certificates and transcripts of previous higher education (college/university) degrees or other courses that you have completed/for which you are currently studying. Note that, for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required
                    • Personal Statement
                    • Research proposal (for research degrees)
                    • References
                    • For those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results

                    Tuition Fee Per Year

                    • GBP 15500 International
                    • GBP 7250 EU/EEA

                    Part-Time Tuition

                    • EU: £3,625

                    Funding

                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.