M.Sc. International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) / GDip

University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
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.

Description of International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) / GDip

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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

Careers

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

Fees for 2014 - 15:

  • UK/EU full-time: £7,020
  • UK/EU part-time: £3,510
  • International full-time: £13,665
Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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:

English Language Requirements

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6
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
550

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Requirements for International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) / GDip

MSc:

  • An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
  • Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. For those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6.5 in the IELTS or 580 /93 for TOEFL.
  • Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Graduate Diploma:

  • A lower second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field is normally required. However, work experience can also be taken into consideration.
  • Adequate capacity in written and spoken English: for those whose first language is not English, evidence of this capacity is required. Applicants should reach at least level 6 in the IELTS or 550/80 for TOEFL.

Work Experience for International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) / GDip

No work experience is required.

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