University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Conflict, Security and Development

The challenges posed by civil wars, genocides, famines and other humanitarian crises show that security and development are closely linked today. Successful development and conflict resolution require the provision of security. Conversely, lack of development can breed insecurity and violence. This course analyses the complex relationships that lie at the heart of this development-security nexus in the global south, focusing on: The extent to which destructive cycles of insecurity and violence affect the possibility of development for large sections of the world's population; the difficulties that aid agencies, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), governments and international organisations encounter when trying to negotiate these spirals of violence and insecurity - be it through armed intervention, the provision of aid, the sponsoring of peace-building processes, or assisting states in post-conflict reconstruction; the question of whether underdevelopment in the global south can be said to constitute a security threat by facilitating the international spread of terrorist and criminal networks. The course includes an optional fieldtrip to Brussels, Belgium. A research placement allows you to gain experience in an area of work relating to your subject of study and to acquire practical skills in preparation for a professional career. Research placements run over a 12-week period in the summer term and vacation. If you take a research placement, you have the opportunity to write a dissertation based on your experience.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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