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MSc Conflict, Security and Development

MSc Conflict, Security and Development

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Full time | University of Birmingham | 12 months | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Security

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc in Conflict, Security and Development reflects the international debates about the nature of peace and conflict in the developing world and the approaches of the international community to support and create peaceful governance in areas of conflict.

Conflict, security and development is an area of increasing importance, and this programme will provide a direct link between the academic and practical policy approaches to

analysing and recovery from conflicts. Contemporary debates will cover issues as broad as accountability and transparency, corruption, conflict, political settlement, human rights, participation, access to justice, democratisation and state building. The emphasis will be on developing countries and will be of interest to those already working in development or recent graduates with some work/volunteer experience seeking careers in development or government, or in NGOs related to governance, state-building and peace.

The International Development Department is well-regarded internationally by sponsors, donor agencies, governments and NGOs. Study with us to benefit from:

  • Expertise in key issues and skills valued by employers
  • A vibrant, welcoming community
  • Individual overseas fieldwork or study visit included in fees (on-campus programmes)
  • Flexible programmes and a wide choice of modules (part-time students are welcome to apply)
  • A diverse and international student body
  • Strong support in study and English language skills


The module is designed to give you a solid introduction to the key aspects of the topic that will serve as the analytical basis for much of the rest of your studies. A number of the issues are dealt with in more detail in other modules.

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.2) or A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience. Adequate capacity in written and spoken English. Find out more about international entry requirements. Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.