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.
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.
Fees for 2014 - 15:
This specialised pathway comprises the following modules:
Compulsory core modules:
60 credits from the following:
Optional modules from the School of Government and Society are also available (subject to departmental policies). See the module choices in:
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No work experience is required.
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