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This programme explores the issues of conflict, security and development from an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of security studies and the practical experience of development. Issues examined include: dynamics and history of conflict in developing countries; theoretical approaches to understanding conflict; drivers of conflict; the relationship between global and local actors involved in conflict; security sector reform; implications of types of conflict for post-conflict reconstruction; design and implementation of post-conflict development strategies.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed for recent graduates preparing to work in international development and for professionals working for NGOs, donor or government funded development programmes
The programme is designed for recent graduates preparing to work in international development and for professionals working for NGOs, donor or government funded development programmes.
This specialised pathway comprises the following modules:
* Critical Approaches to Development (20 credits)
* Conflict in Developing Countries (20 credits)
* Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development (20 credits)
* Choice of optional modules (60 credits) choose from over 25 IDD modules plus others from across the University
* Organised overseas study visit to investigate cutting-edge issues and learn from detailed discussions with policymakers and practitioners
* Dissertation (60 credits, MSc only) you focus in depth on a topic of particular interest, with support from a dissertation supervisor
Learning, teaching and assessment
The programme uses a range of learning and teaching methods including short lectures, group work, group and individual presentations, individual study and exercises. Each module is assessed differently using assessments that include 2,0003,000 word essays, group projects, presentations, exercises and exams. A 10,00012,000 word dissertation is also required for the MSc award.
Students will gain:
* An in-depth understanding of a range of explanatory theories of conflict and violence, particularly in Africa, and what these competing approaches mean for understanding conflict on the ground
* An ability to make the links between theories and practical application of post-conflict and development strategies, backed up by detailed analysis of case study material
* An appreciation of the increasingly complex relationships between the different actors involved in conflict, including mercenaries, transnational networks and NGOs
* Analysis of the impact of these actors on strategies for post-conflict development and security
* Writing skills to produce well structured and coherent essays and reports, making good use of references
* Oral presentation skills
* Ability to access material from different sources including policy documents and other publications from governments and international organisations, documents from the internet, and from books and academic journals
* The capacity to interpret and make use of material from the above sources
Candidates should have a good Honours degree, or equivalent from an approved university (or an equivalent professional qualification in a related field).
* Degrees from all disciplines are considered
* A candidate's work experience is also taken into consideration.
English language requirements
* IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
* TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||237|
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