University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

International Relations (International Peace Keeping)

This programme offers students an advanced knowledge of the politics of contemporary peace operations and humanitarian intervention. It will be of particular interest to those pursuing a career in intergovernmental organisations and some nongovernmental organisations, as well as some mid-career government and private-sector professionals with an interest in security and peacekeeping, in addition to peace building; issues examined include: the sources, causes and nature of civil war; the methodological challenges of studying violent conflict; efforts to prevent, manage and resolve violent conflict; building peace after violent conflict; the place of military force and 'humanitarian intervention' in addressing humanitarian crises; the challenge of addressing 'failed states'.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or its equivalent; for those whose 1st language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS Certificate is required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,380 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,190 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005