Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,200 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 12,100 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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This course also enables you to examine and analyse the various issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the practical tools available to manage and resolve conflict.
What will you study?
The course is split into three stages. In the first stage you will look at the theory and history behind international conflict at all levels of interaction, from the interpersonal to the international. You will also have the chance to examine the way in which conflict manifests itself in the contemporary international system and the techniques available to manage and resolve violent disputes, including peacekeeping, mediation and negotiation. In the second stage you will examine practical examples of ways in which conflict has been managed by studying several specific case studies. You will also explore a number of key questions relating to conflict, such as the role of religion and gender in conflict, weapons proliferation, the function of outside actors, and the effects of conflict on civilian populations.In stage three you will build on what you have learnt and apply your skills in a piece of original research of 12,000–15,000 words.


Core modules
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Contemporary Issues and Case Studies in Security and Conflict
  • Dissertation
  • Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
Optional modules
  • Environmental Politics: Movements and Ideas
  • From State to Global Politics
  • Human Rights: Architectures, Actors, Activism
  • International Political Economy: Capitalism, Imperialism and the State
  • Nationalism and Modernity
  • Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning
  • Strategies for Achieving Human Rights
  • Terrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
  • The Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • Cybercrime: Context, Form, Risk and Regulation
  • Freedom, Censorship and Subversion
  • From Mass Media to New Media: Theories, Approaches, Applications
  • Influencing Crime and Justice Policy
  • Media and Cinema in a Global Context
  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Starry-eyed and Laughing: Music, Film and Politics


What you need to apply for this course

One or more of the following:

  • A second class degree or above or equivalent in an area appropriate to the content of the degree.
  • Relevant non-certified learning.
  • An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

We normally invite all applicants who fulfil, or are likely to fulfil, the admissions requirements for an interview with the course director or another senior member of the teaching team. International students based overseas can arrange for an interview by email or telephone.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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