University of Bradford

University of Bradford

African Peace and Conflict Studies

The course offers an interdisciplinary environment for students to deepen their knowledge of critical issues facing contemporary Africa. The programme focuses on: the nature, dynamics and complexity of the links between peace, conflict, security, development and democratisation in Africa; a comprehensive while critical analysis of cross-cutting thematic issues that affect the African continent such as armed conflict, poverty and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, resources and terrorism, as well as a regional and sub-regional engagement on these.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 Honours or above) UK system or comparative result if outside UK. The University also gives serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and take relevant social science work experience into consideration. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to African politics; introduction to peace studies; conflict resolution theory; fragile states and the security-development nexus; international politics and security studies; religions, conflict and peacemaking in a post-secular world; the arms trade and arms control; African security studies; peacekeeping and peacebuilding; Africa study visit; applied conflict resolutions skills; cities in conflict; gender, conflict and development; natural resource governance; the authoritarian challenge to democracy; dissertation project in a topic of a choice (related to African peace and conflict studies).

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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