The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8520
    Tuition (Full programme)
    8520
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
This degree will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, you will explore the politics, sites, logics, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence.

About

You will complete one core module - 'The Politics of Conflict and Violence' - then choose three option modules which, along with your chosen dissertation subject, allow you to focus on your preferred specialisms. You will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects which include:

  • the politics of war and peace
  • the politics of nuclear weapons and arms control
  • humanitarian intervention
  • the political legacies of conflict
  • the changing character of war
  • the nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence

This course is suitable if you have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course will benefit you if you are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as non-governmental organisations, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to tailor your study around your other commitments and gain your qualification whilst still working.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Leicester is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Leicester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
  • Politics of Global Modern Nuclear Order
  • The Transformation of Modern Warfare
  • The Politics of Violent Conflict and Its Legacies in Northern Ireland
  • Gender in Global Perspective
  • American Interventionism after the Cold War
  • Europe as a Global Actor
  • International Security
  • International Politics of Protection
  • Strategy in the Modern World
  • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
  • Euroscepticism
  • Governance and Corruption
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Political Economy of International Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      2 years by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or another related subject.

Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 8520 International
  • GBP 8520 EU/EEA

Funding

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