University of Leicester

University of Leicester

The Politics of Conflict and Violence

This course equips students with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, students explore the politics, sites, logic's, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence. This course is suitable if students have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course benefits students if they are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as NGOs, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

Entry requirements

Either a 1st or a good 2nd Class Honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects. We also welcome applicants with relevant professional experience. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not an applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

Core module: the politics of conflict and violence. Dissertation plus 3 option modules. You will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects which include: the politics of war and peace; the politics of nuclear weapons and arms control; humanitarian intervention; the political legacies of conflict; the changing character of war; the nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 7575