MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
The focus of governments and humanitarian NGOs has progressively shifted towards conflict prevention and building a sustainable peace. Yet to prevent conflict or to build a secure state and society after conflict involves a complex set of skills straddling conflict resolution, conflict transformation, conflict analysis, state stabilisation, peace processes, humanitarian intervention and peace building. This MSc offers the opportunity to develop operational and vocational skills important for conflict prevention, conflict mediation and negotiation, and post-conflict reconstruction and is attractive to both mid-career practitioners and graduates seeking a career in conflict prevention, conflict mediation or post-conflict reconstruction.
While rooted in peace and conflict studies, the MSc draws on strategic and security studies as well as development studies, enabling much needed cross-fertilisation between these traditionally divergent perspectives. It draws on real-life case studies as well as interactive role plays, and exposes students to both cutting-edge academic developments and the latest practitioner experience.
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.
For more information and/or advice contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 MAs 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
- Responses: Peace Processes and Political Negotiations
- Recovery and Reconstruction: Building Peace, Civil Society and State-Building from Below
- 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 email@example.com
Prof Nick Lewer firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5656
When you are asked to select a code, please select L2K 909 for MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding