L2K609 Defence, Development and Diplomacy MSc Postgraduate Taught 2012
With conflicts becoming increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Conflicts will be determined not by military victory, diplomacy or long-term development alone, but by securing populations through a comprehensive approach that sees to their political, and economic, as well as their security-related needs.
Their outcome will be determined by how well the different arms of government and civil society, both locally and internationally, can work together and how well they understand each others' perspectives. This inter-disciplinary and custom designed.
MA offers the unique opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.
The MA is designed for graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind, and for practitioners looking to enhance their practical skills while placing these within a broader theoretical perspective.
5 Core Modules worth 75 credits plus a Dissertation worth 60 credits plus 3 optional modules to the value of 45 credits.
- Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms
- Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace and Security
- 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)
- Terrorism, State and Society
- Law and Conflict (Law School)
- Boundaries, Resources and Conflict (International Boundaries Research Unit)
- Religion, Culture and Conflict
- Principled Negotiation in Asymmetric Conflict
- Conflict Mediation
- Early Warning and Rapid Response
- Conflict Sensitivity in Development and Emergency Response
- Development in Conflict
Teaching and assessment details
Essays, Examinations, Policy Documents/Reports.
Subjects required, level and grade
2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent.
English Language Requirements
IIELTS 7.0 (with no component below 6.5) or equivalent.
English Language requirements
Requirements and Admissions
You can apply to our postgraduate programmes via our online application process.
Fees and Funding
Fees have not been set for this academic year.
Bursaries are available for academic year 2012/13 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 11th March 2012.
Fees are £8,000 for UK/EU students and £14,500 for overseas students.
For more information and/or advice, please contact us.
For more information on funding opportunities, visit the University's funding database.
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Dr Ilan Baron, Lecturer
Dr Joanildo Burity, Senior Lecturer
Dr Gordon Cheung, Senior Lecturer
Dr Gidon Cohen, Senior Lecturer
Ms Lara Coleman, Lecturer in Development and Conflict
Dr Christopher Davidson, Reader in Middle East Politics
Dr Maria Dimova-Cookson, Lecturer
Prof John Dumbrell, Professor of Government
Prof Anoush Ehteshami, Professor
Dr Jeroen Gunning, Reader in Middle East Politics, and Conflict Studies
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Dr David Kerr, Lecturer
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