University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Conflict, Development and Security

This programme addresses the merger of development and security issues, and its implications for analysing the reconstruction of war-affected societies; the programme bridges the themes of conflict, aid policy and liberal styles of governance; students analyse the ways in which security, developmental and humanitarian agents adapt to instability; they also examine the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal conflict, and the development of trans-border economies and the political dynamics they support.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an upper 2nd Class or 1st class in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience will be taken into account; however, if candidates have a good degree in, say, the natural sciences, humanities or languages, they may also apply, particularly with appropriate work experience; if students narrowly missed securing an upper 2nd result, they should inform us of their circumstances so that the case can be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: Conflict, complex emergencies and global governance; dissertation in conflict, development and security. Optional modules include: Africa in the contemporary world; democracy and development; democratisation and multi-party politics in Africa; famine and food security; gender, globalisation and development; political economy of resources and development; European defence and security analysis; the politics of the European Union; American foreign policy; contemporary politics of the Middle East; contemporary international security; contemporary issues in nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction; environmental politics and policy; insurgency; international political economy; international politics and the environment; policing post-conflict cities; terrorism; world politics and the environment; research methods.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Politics and International Studies
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0113 343 6843