Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Peace Studies

The aim of this programme is to deconstruct the notion of peace and shed light on the issues of peacebuilding. The course encourages thinking beyond the mainstream and encourages students to make a contribution to the discipline. The programme is built around a core of international relations, but also draws on other disciplines such as history, economics, religious studies and law.The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary conflicts and attempts to (re) build peace.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business). Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. Students whose 1st language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.

Course modules

Modules include: International organisation; international peacekeeping; the EU as an international actor; analysing security; global economic development; conflicts in global justice; religion and conflict.

Sponsorship information

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for 2014/15 if you are enthusiastic and willing to contribute to the centre, please go to our website for further details.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
0151 291 3111