MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy
With conflicts becoming increasingly drawn-out and asymmetric, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is changing. Conflicts are no longer about military victory, diplomacy or development alone, but demand a comprehensive approach that focuses on populations and their political, economic and security needs. Crucial is how well the different arms of government and civil society, locally and internationally, work together, and how well they deal with populations' needs and local power structures to mitigate and prevent further violence.
This inter-disciplinary, custom-designed MSc offers the unique opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy, drawing on real-life case studies, practitioner perspectives as well as interactive role plays. It is designed for practitioners looking to enhance their skills in the context of broader theoretical models, as well as graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind.
Bursaries will be available for academic year 2013/14 to cover UK/EU tuition fees.
If you wish to be considered for a bursary please :
- Indicate that you wish to apply for a bursary in the section that asks how you will fund the course on the on-line application
- Submit a research proposal (attached as a document) of no more than 1,500 words excluding sources.
Deadline for bursary applications is 30th March 2013
Updated fees will be announced later. Current fees for 2012/13 are £8,400 for UK/EU students and £15,300 for overseas students.
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The programmes consist of :-
5 core modules,
3 professional workshops (from a choice of 8), or two professional workshops and a field trip
a research dissertation or work-related equivalent aimed at providing in-depth understanding of a particular topic selected by students themselves.
The intensive professional workshops are open to practitioners who are not on the MScs as Continuing Professional Development courses, enhancing students' opportunities for networking and learning from other practitioners' perspectives
- Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms
- Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
- Conflict Intervention: International Law, Counter-Insurgency and Conflict Diplomacy
- Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Stabilisation, Development and State-Building
- Capstone Exercise: Humanitarian Intervention Simulation (in MSc-specific roles)
- Dissertation (or work-related equivalent)
- Re-thinking Counter Terrorism
- Law and Conflict (delivered by Durham Law School)
- Religion, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
- Negotiation in Asymmetric Conflict
- Conflict Mediation
- International Human Rights Law, Development and Commerce (delivered by Durham Law School)
- Conflict Sensitive Project Design
- Development in Conflict
Fieldtrip (non-CPD course)
How to Apply
For more information on the course and how to apply please contact:
Dr Jeroen Gunning firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Nick Lewer email@example.com
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5656
When you are asked to select a code, please select L2K 609 MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy