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Full time | Strand Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

War Studies International Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA International Conflict Studies combines the intellectual endeavour associated with advanced learning and the practical policy implications emerging from critical theoretical, conceptual and empirical approaches to the study of conflict and security at regional, transnational and global levels of interaction. The MA combines cutting-edge developments in the study of conflict and security with skills of rigorous and reflective research.

Key benefits:

  • Our department is unique in the UK and one of the few university departments in the world devoted exclusively to the study of conflict, security, war and peace as human phenomena.
  • It is a multidisciplinary institution devoted to the study of all aspects of war and conflict and the broad remit of international relations.
  • Our department has an excellent reputation as a graduate training institution and is recognised by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research council as a training institution for war studies.
  • We place great emphasis on recruiting leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policymaking bodies and institutions.

Description:

Our MA programme provides you with a critical, indepth and nuanced understanding of international conflict. It aims to combine theory and practice, providing advanced engagement with the theoretical and philosophical aspects of the subject as well as training in the investigation and analysis of specific cases of conflict and insecurity associated with conflict. It enables you to engage critically with the application of social and political theory in developing an understanding of the origins, dynamics and governance of international and transnational conflict and political violence.

You will examine the impact of globalisation on the complexities of present-day conflict; the politics of identity and how it relates to the emergence of violent conflict; the relationship between security, insecurity and the politics of violence at international level; the politics of security and how this relates to human rights and policies surrounding migration; the relationship between language and violent conflict; the place of cultural and gender difference in relation to conflict and peace, as well as the political and ethical implications of the diverse theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of conflict, violence, and security.

Career prospects:

War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, NATO, the UN or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Foreign Policy Fellow.

Modules

This module aims to foster the capacity for critical analysis in the study of conflict, security, and global responses to conflict and security challenges. It seeks to develop students? capacity for independent judgement and communication at a level commensurate with taught postgraduate study. It focuses on the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches to international conflict, violence, and security. It aims to develop a capacity to engage critically with global practices that seek to control and govern conflict and violence.
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£26,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 65% or above in the UK marking scheme.