Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

This programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts. The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from Politics to support the core programme.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered; students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Conflict management and contemporary conflicts; theory and method in postgraduate studies; dissertation (20,000 words).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and dissertation; each modules is assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries of �1000 per annum, subject to annual renewal, for overseas students of outstanding academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,975 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 2,975 per Academic year (EU fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880