This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.
The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from Politics to support the core programme.
Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
Independent Study Module
Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
Theorising Security and War
Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
International Relations and Politics of South Asia
Conflict, Culture and Toleration
Globalisation and Democratisation
Diasporas and Minorities of the Middle East
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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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Part Time (per year):UK/EU-£3,250
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