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Durham Global Security Institute

MSc Programmes

Durham Global Security Institute offers two interdisciplinary Masters programmes

Durham Global Security Institute Masters Degrees

Durham Global Security Institute Masters Degrees

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Dr Stefanie Kappler explains the similarities and differences of the two DGSi Masters Programmes, the opportunities they present and the career options available upon graduation. For more information see

All courses are designed to maximise inter-participant interaction. The MScs explore the interface between defence, development and diplomacy, in conflict prevention intervention and post-conflict reconstruction and stabilisation. Straddling war and peace studies, and drawing in (international) politics, law, geography and anthropology, among others, the programmes enable students to study the latest theories, engage with world-class academics and practitioners and gain practical skills through role playing.

Cross-cutting themes include the changing relationship between state, society and international system; the role of law, ethics, culture and communication; the interplay between local and transnational; and the tension between national and human security. The MScs are targeted at professionals from governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, graduates and those wishing to pursue further research.

Term 2 (MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding)
Responses: Peace Processes and Political Negotiation
Consolidating Peace After Violence
Term 2 (MSc Defence, Development & Diplomacy)
Conflict Intervention
Post-conflict Reconstruction
Conflict Analysis
• Conflict Sensitive Project Management (CPD)
• International Negotiation (CPD)
• Defence Engagement, Policies & Strategies (CPD)
Field Trip
• Conflict Mediation (CPD)
• Urban Violence - Urban Peacebuilding (CPD)
• Peacebuilding and Participation (CPD)

Postgraduate Prospectus 2018

Interested in postgraduate study? Click to register and download our 2018 prospectus.