University of Bristol

Security, Conflict and Human Rights

The PhD in Security, Conflict and Human Rights is an interdisciplinary pathway. It explicitly recognises that traditional approaches to security and conflict must encompass different disciplinary perspectives on issues of human (in)security to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and protecting human rights. This programme is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) interdisciplinary pathways delivered in partnership with the Universities of Bath and Exeter. Globalisation has altered the security environment, and violence has shifted from organised inter-state war to protracted warfare fought by non-state actors and local militias as well as state militaries. Climate change, forced migration, gender-based violence, radicalisation, humanitarian emergencies, terrorism and WMD proliferation have - to varying degrees - been securitised by states, intergovernmental institutions, and non-governmental organisations. This broadening of the global security agenda has highlighted the limits of existing local, regional and global responses to these new challenges, and although human rights are codified within international law, their implementation is often inhibited. This PhD responds directly to these challenges and equips researchers with the interdisciplinary skills required to shape the research, policy and practice needed to prevent conflict and mitigate security risks. Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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