M.Sc. International Conflict

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12900 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5600 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, England, United Kingdom
This unique course covers the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It draws on subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history. The course will enable you to examine and analyse the issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the tools to manage and resolve it.


Key features
  • The case studies, backed up by the theoretical and historical foundations taught in this course, bridge the gap between traditional international relations courses - the rationale of which is based on institutional and/or statist approaches - and those that specialise in conflict management and resolution.
  • Kingston University is established as one of the leading centres of expertise on conflict, conflict dynamics and processes of conflict management and resolution. You will be taught by highly acclaimed academics and experts, including presentations by leading figures from politics, the media and international organisations.
  • Our year-long (30-credit) modules provide increased contact time with academic staff. You will also be fully supported in preparing your dissertation, in which you will research an area of interest in depth.
  • Lively discussion is encouraged, with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations contributing to the debate.
What will you study?

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 examine how conflict manifests itself in the contemporary international system, and the techniques available to manage and resolve violent disputes. In addition, you will explore key questions, such as the role of religion and gender in conflict, weapons proliferation, the function of outside actors, and the effects of conflict on civilians. You will apply your skills in a piece of original research of 12,000-15,000 words.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP12900 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP5600 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Contemporary Issues and Case Studies in Security and Conflict
  • Dissertation
  • Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
  • 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

CAE score
200(Grade A)

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Admission Requirements:

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.

Prior learning - AP(E)L

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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