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PhD Security, Conflict and Human Rights

PhD Security, Conflict and Human Rights

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Full time | University of Bath | 2 years | OCT

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2 years

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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Civil Law Personal Finance / Consumerism / Rights Security Legal Rights (Law)

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Course Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme comprises a significant piece of research which will enable you to contribute to the academic community through a large written thesis (typically up to 90,000 words). You can complete your PhD in 2 to 4 years (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time). If you have a limited grounding in the research methods relevant to this subject, we strongly recommend you apply after first completing a relevant one-year MRes.


This PhD is designed to support interdisciplinary research into security, conflict and human rights. It is broad in its scope, ranging from political theory debates over the nature and demands of ‘justice’ to empirical analysis of conflict and security dilemmas in different parts of the world; and from micro-level studies of violence at the individual or household level to questions of justice and equality in a rapidly changing world.

The research promoted under this area is united by a concern to move beyond disciplinary boundaries in understanding these challenges and a concern with the implications of research for policy and political action to improve the security and livelihoods of the vulnerable and excluded.

The programme brings together research perspectives from disciplines such as political science, sociology and psychology as well as interdisciplinary perspectives such as gender studies and international development.

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Entry requirements

A good first degree in a social science subject, or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, consistently ranking among the top 10 in the country, with an international reputation for excellence. The university upholds an extremely high standard of teaching and is a world-leading research centre, employing an innovative approach to education which aims to foster enterprise and leadership. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of...more

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