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. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Theory and methods in postgraduate studies; conflict management and contemporary conflicts; dissertation (standard). Optional modules: Independent study module; major approaches to the study of international relations; politics and international relations of the Middle East; globalisation (its meanings, causes and consequences); theorising security and war; public policy; theory and concepts in diplomacy and foreign policy; issues and practice in diplomacy and foreign policy; international relations and politics of South Asia; conflict, culture and toleration; globalisation and democratisation; diasporas and minorities of the Middle East.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880