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MA Conflict, Security and Development

MA Conflict, Security and Development

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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Security

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

  • You’ll gain an insider’s view of the challenges faced by organisations and government agencies when responding to humanitarian crises, civil wars and international conflict
  • Benefit from an accredited work placement in the UK or overseas in the development, diplomacy or policy making sectors
  • Expand your knowledge with regular extra-curricular departmental talks by policy makers, activists and visiting scholars
  • Learn from world-leading experts with real-world experience
  • In a time of constant global change your understanding of complex political and cultural issues will be highly relevant to a range of careers in international politics, security and development

Careers
Employer-valued skills

In addition to the academic and knowledge-based skills provided by this programme’s subject material, your studies will also develop personal skills which are highly valued by employers, such as:

Advanced independent thinking, with the ability to undertake self-directed learning and time management to achieve consistent, proficient and sustained attainment
Experience of working as an individual on challenging material
The ability to reflect on your learning, evaluate personal strengths and weakness, and map out a plan of personal development based on those reflections
Competence with standard IT applications, and an understanding of efficient and effective ways to obtain information from library, database, and online sources.
Experience of working as a participant and/or leader of a group, and of contributing effectively to the planning and achievement of that group’s objectives
Experience of giving presentations to others in your field
The ability to construct a rigorous argument, and defend that argument citing relevant sources, both in written form and orally.

Career paths

A postgraduate degree in Conflict, Security and Development is a pathway to a range of careers in international politics. security and development. It is particularly relevant to students hoping to work for NGOs, aid organisations, international bodies such as the United Nations or other international agencies.?Our high quality academic training is balanced with valuable professional skills development, giving you a fully-rounded degree which truly enhances your CV.

Modules

A good dissertation is a core element of a successful Masters degree. It equips you with key, transferable research skills that will be invaluable to your career whether you decide to take up PhD research or not. A dissertation is not a long essay. It has a certain number of core components that must be evident to varying degrees. Like a good essay, it must demonstrate research skills, independent learning, good organization of complex material, clarity and erudite expression. This module will help you structure that process of writing a dissertation and it will equip you well for further research, at PhD level or in professional employment. So, the skills you learn on this module will be integral to your future careers. You will learn how to devise a manageable research question, locate your ideas in existing debates, how to conduct a literature review and plan the research, and how to develop a short research proposal and write extended pieces of work.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,500

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more