Conflict, Development and Security, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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Lancaster University ,
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.
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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
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                    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


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