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

Good 1st degree or equivalent: almost any degree subjects can be considered; candidates without the required academic qualifications may be considered on the basis of experience or achievement for entry to the postgraduate diploma programmes and may subsequently transfer to the MA subject to academic performance.

Course modules

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).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 12,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 4,060 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,030 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,560 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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