M.Sc. International Conflict

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  • 12 months
  • GBP12500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | Kingston University
This course will provide you with a substantial grounding in the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It explores the multidisciplinary theoretical roots of international conflict, drawing on contributions from subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history.
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Description of International Conflict

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5300 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

Requirements for International Conflict

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.

Work Experience for International Conflict

No work experience is required.

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