Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Conflict, Development and Security

This programme is ideal for those considering employment in the field of humanitarian assistance and post conflict reconstruction. It is also relevant to practitioners wishing to study the politics of aid. The programme builds on critical policy research and consultancy that has been completed for a wide range of international organisations. It addresses the increasing overlap between 'development' and 'security' and explores the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal, regionalised and networked forms of conflict and instability. This analysis will broaden your understanding of the present crisis in global security as you go on to study the recent and current responses in humanitarian, developmental and security terms, particularly the links between aid and politics.

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: Theorising security and war; theory and methods in postgraduate studies; dissertation (standard). Optional modules: Independent study module; major approaches to the study of international relations; politics and international relations of the Middle East; conflict management and contemporary conflicts; globalisation (its meanings, causes and consequences); 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and a 20,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 510880