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Conflict, Development and Security MA

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

01-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Conflict Management (Business) Security International Politics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This interdisciplinary programme addresses the convergence of security and development issues, and its implications for analysing the reconstruction of war-affected societies.

You will have the intellectual opportunity to bridge the themes of conflict, liberal styles of governance and aid policy. You will analyse the ways in which security, development and humanitarian agents adapt to instability. You will also examine the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal conflict, and for the development of trans-border economics and the political dynamics they may support.

This programme gives you the opportunity to study regionally differentiated responses to conflict in, for example, Africa and Afghanistan, and to discuss issues relating to humanitarian conditionality, containment and the role of international organisations and NGOs.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is through a combination of lectures, lively seminar discussions and guided weekly readings. We expect you to participate fully in taught sessions and to study independently, developing your skills and preparing for lectures and seminars. You will also be able to benefit from an impressive range of research talks and seminars led by outside speakers or colleagues from within the department and University.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

Within modules, assessment consists primarily of assessed essays. At the end of your studies, a 12,000 word dissertation will allow you to pursue your own research interest under close supervision by one of our expert colleagues.

Career opportunities

This programme provides you with an ideal preparation for a career in the international political arena, equipping you with critical thinking, research and communication skills and in-depth knowledge sought after by employers.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in charities, non-governmental organisations, think tanks and beyond. Organisations graduates have gone on to include the Home Office; Hudson Institute; Macmillan; The Mines Advisory Group; and the Delegation of the European Union to Uganda, amongst others. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.

Modules

It is widely assumed that an important link exists between conflict, complex emergencies and liberal forms of global governance. However, the relationship remains analytically challenging and empirically problematic. This module aims to improve understanding of the concepts and modalities underpinning international orthodoxy on the topic. Conflict, complex emergencies and global governance addresses two fundamental questions: - What are the key theoretical and policy issues linking conflict, complex emergencies, and global governance? - Where are the analytical lines of demarcation between conflict, complex emergencies, and global governance?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£20,750

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

Department profile

The School of Politics and International Studies at Leeds brings together research and study in key areas of politics, international relations, global development and security. Our range of high-quality programmes are informed by cutting-edge research and relevant to professional contexts worldwide. As an academic community our shared vision is to investigate, understand, and help shape the ‘politics of global challenges’ to have a real impact...more

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