University of East London

University of East London

Conflict, Displacement and Human Security

The programme offers an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between conflict, displacement and human insecurity; distinctive features of the programme are its focus on conflict and displacement, its people-centred approach, and its emphasis on human security that combines both human rights and human development; the programme approaches development as an important security strategy and considers displacement a measure of human security.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a cognate area of study or comparable professional/research experience; under special circumstances applicants without a relevant 1st degree but with substantial professional experience may be considered; these candidates are interviewed as part of the admission process. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Qualitative research methods (social sciences); dissertation; introduction to forced migration; development in the international context; current issues in forced migration; global environmental politics; war and human rights.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays; reports; presentations; research proposal; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

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