Kingston University

Kingston University

International Conflict

This course will provide you with a substantial grounding in the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It explores the multidisciplinary theoretical roots of international conflict, drawing on contributions from subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history.This course also enables you to examine and analyse the various issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the practical tools available to manage and resolve conflict.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above or equivalent in a related area; relevant non-certified learning; an appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Applied research project; conflict theory and resolution; contemporary issues and case studies in security and conflict; dissertation; research skills. Optional modules: environmental politics: movements and ideas; from state to global politics; human rights: architectures, actors, activism; international political economy; nationalism and modernity; political communication, advocacy and campaigning; strategies for achieving human rights; terrorism, political violence and human rights; the theory and practice of international relations; cybercrime: context, form, risk, and regulation; freedom, censorship and subversion; from mass media to new media: theories, approaches, applications; influencing crime and justice policy; media and cinema in a global context; critical perspectives on politics; genocide and crimes against humanity; globalisation in an age of US hegemony; starry eyed and laughing: music, film and politics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through seminar presentations, essays and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,650 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

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0844 855 2177