University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Understanding Conflict

Students gain an advanced insight into conflict, its causes and the best ways to resolve it, both from a Northern Irish and comparative perspective. The programme brings together disciplines such as history, law, political science and philosophy. Students will be able to attend public lectures by diplomats and politicians who themselves have been involved in bringing numerous conflicts to peaceful resolutions. All modules are taught in a small-group seminar format with student presentations forming a key part of each session. During the summer, students are required to research and write a 20,000 word.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors degree at 2.1 level or above in an appropriate area of study. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, qualifications accepted include GCSE English; A-level English language; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: listening and writing 21, reading 22, speaking 23.

Course modules

wCore modules: Research methods; controversy and conflict; the theory and practice of conflict and peace; dissertation; optional modules: the conflict in northern Ireland 1960- present; understanding the northern Irish conflict: interpretations and solutions; peace activism in northern Ireland; Europe and the world; the international politics of the Mediterranean and the middle east; the international system; international relations theory; comparative peace processes; the international system; international relations theory; politics and violence in Latin America; themes in political philosophy; philosophical approaches to conflict.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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