University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Security, Conflict and International Development

The programme covers meeting the strategic security and justice challenges of countries emerging from conflict; suitable for applicants working in international development, the programme covers conflict prevention and recovery; students study security sector reform, responding to the post conflict environment, understanding the role of security, how to develop the rule of law, the importance of human rights in delivering justice and security and broader issues relating to international security and the risks posed by countries emerging from and vulnerable to conflict.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 Honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification; applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge considered individually.

Course modules

Core modules include: Conflict prevention, response and recovery; security and rule of law in post-conflict states; researching security, conflict and international development; security sector reform; human rights, justice and security; international security risks; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 10,365 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 12,455 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 10,365 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 3978/5780