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Security, Conflict and Justice MSc

Security, Conflict and Justice MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies Security

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.

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 reside with the school you choose to undertake your dissertation within.

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.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in the UK and overseas in a range of sectors and professions including think tanks, the police, the public sector and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.

Posts in organisations such as the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the armed forces are also potential destinations for graduates.

Different course options

Full time | University of Leeds | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

On completion of this module, students should be able: to explore the key concepts, theories and approaches that are central to the understanding of security and justice; to explore contemporary issues and late modern ?anxieties? concerning the practice and governance of security; to understand the dimensions of security including human security, technologies of security and spaces of security; to identify the links between security and justice and to critically analyse the relationship between the two; to explore how theories and philosophies of justice may be applied in contemporary societies; to identify and analyse the contexts in which security policies are developed and their impacts on justice and democratic principles.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in criminology, international relations, law, politics, sociology, social policy, or related social science discipline. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.