Durham Global Security Institute offers two interdisciplinary Masters programmes
Durham Global Security Institute Masters Degrees
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 www.durham.ac.uk/dgsi/msc
All courses are designed to maximise inter-participant interaction. The MScs explore the interface between defence, development and diplomacy in conflict contexts. They explore causes and effects of violence, and approaches towards conflict prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction. Straddling war and peace studies, and drawing on (international) politics, law, geography and anthropology, among others, the programmes enable students to engage with theories, to discuss with academics and practitioners and to gain practical skills. Both courses use a broad range of teaching methods, among them, lectures, seminars, role plays, simulations and round tables.
Cross-cutting themes include the changing relationship between state, society and the international system; the role of law, ethics, culture and communication; the interplay between the local and the transnational; and the relationship between different approaches towards security. The MScs are targeted at professionals from governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, graduates and those wishing to pursue further research.
• Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms
• Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace
• Responses: Peace Processes and Political Negotiation
• Consolidating Peace After Violence
• Capstone Exercise (Humanitarian Intervention Simulation)