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Security, Conflict and Justice MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Security Conflict Management (Business) Law / Legal Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Hosted by the School of Law, this interdisciplinary programme is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

The programme offers an exciting opportunity to understand contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from the perspectives of criminology, international relations, law, politics and sociology. It will allow you to select from a broad range of modules to critically evaluate some of the most pressing contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as offering the opportunity to specialise in topics that relate to your future career choice or academic interests.

You will gain in-depth understanding of how security, conflict and justice intersect, and how they are experienced at the local, national and transnational levels. You will gain skills and knowledge that inform a wide appreciation of security, conflict and justice, as well as receiving training in research methods drawn from across a range of disciplines.

Learning and teaching

Compulsory modules are taught in lectures and seminars. The taught components are delivered across two semesters. The remainder is spent focusing on your dissertation, conducted under the direct supervision of an individual staff member. Support for the dissertation is provided via two group sessions, one-to-one meetings and comments on draft work.

The course director will be your personal supervisor and will support you throughout the programme but you can take queries to any member of the teaching team.

Independent study is integral to this programme – not just to prepare for classes but to develop research and other critical skills.

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

You will be assessed by a variety of methods depending on your module choice, but primarily through coursework essays during each module. Your dissertation will be assessed through submission of an extended written piece of work. The exact criteria for assessment will be down to the school within which you choose to undertake your dissertation.

Career opportunities

The truly interdisciplinary nature of this programme will provide you with valuable tools to pursue a wide range of career paths relevant to security and justice. The MSc Security, Conflict and Justice is ideal if you plan to work in professions that relate to criminal justice, global governance, policing, social policy, international relations, international security, and academia. By developing the ability to think broadly and to connect complex issues, you will be well equipped for the future. This degree programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter into further academic research or to pursue a professional career in areas such as civil service, media and publishing, teaching and training, policy, or international agencies and NGOs.

Modules

Security, conflict and justice are important and highly inter-related research fields that have attracted significant academic attention and debate. They are also fields that are constantly reshaped by factors that include: new socio-economic contexts and political realities; new local and global (in)securities; shifting patterns of development and deprivation; cultural change; and, technological advances. Drawing upon cross-disciplinary expertise from within criminology, law, politics and international studies, this module introduces students to cutting-edge research at the frontiers of security, conflict and justice. It will examine the latest research developments in these fields and will also explore these fields’ points of intersection. The content of this module will vary each year to capture latest developments within these changing research landscapes, whether in terms of new knowledge, new theories, new practices or new methodological advances.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,000

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in criminology, international relations, law, politics, sociology, social policy, or related social science discipline.

Department profile

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is a community where, through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference in the world. One of the leading law schools in the UK, we have been providing high quality legal education since 1899. We have seen our graduates progress into many different rewarding careers including as prominent judges, politicians, academics and successful legal practitioners. Our...more