Durham University

Durham University

Defence, Development and Diplomacy

This course offers the opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.

Entry requirements

2.1 or 1st at Honours level or the international equivalent. English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 (with no component below 6.5) or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: defence, development and diplomacy in conflict: evolving actors, factors and paradigms; conflict prevention and sustainable peace; conflict intervention: international law, counter-insurgency and conflict diplomacy; post-conflict reconstruction: stabilisation, development and state-building; capstone exercise: humanitarian intervention simulation (in msc-specific roles); dissertation. Optional modules: religion, culture and conflict; conflict mediation; fieldtrip; conflict sensitive programme management; re-thinking counter terrorism; conflict analysis; urban violence - urban peacebuilding; international negotiation as instrument in conflict management; policing post-conflict cities.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by essays, examinations and policy documents/reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

Key information

School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone number: 
0191 334 5656