University of Stirling

University of Stirling

International Conflict and Cooperation

This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major developments such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring. The course takes a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations to focus on the role of conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas in addition to the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors such as natural resources and migration.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands)

Course modules

Modules include: International conflict and cooperation analysis; international organisation; approaches to international politics; research skills and methods; conflict in independent Africa; middle east; peoples in movement: migrants, refugees and human security; climate change, human security and resource conflicts; research dissertation project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by presentations, essays and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 27 months
MSc Part-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Key information

Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Affairs
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01786 467046