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

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
This degree will equip you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. 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.

About

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.

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.

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Programme Structure

Modules

Core Modules

  • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
  • Dissertation.

Recommended Current Option Modules (others may be available)

  • Politics of Modern Global 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
  • International Security
  • International Politics of Protection
  • Strategy in the Modern World
  • Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU
  • Diplomatic Systems
  • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
  • Euroscepticism
  • Governance and Corruption
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Theories of International Relations
Teaching and Assessment Methods

The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques including online presentations, podcasts, interactive message boards and wikis, as well as one-to-one contact through conventional channels. Modules are assessed by a traditional end-of-module essay and a range of online activities. An Associate Tutor will guide you through the module, contactable via the online forums or by email at any time.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Entry 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 7805 International
  • GBP 7805 EU/EEA

*September 2016, March 2017:

Home/EU/International: £7,805

Fee listed is for the whole course

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.