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MA in Religion and Conflict

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focussed study across the disciplines of politics and religion, with particular attention to the topic of conflict. In addition to core and optional modules in politics and religion, a 20,000 word dissertation gives students opportunity to undertake an extended project which focuses upon one of a number of dimensions relating to the interface of politics and religion as it pertains to conflict.

Core Modules

  • PPR400: Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Either PPR419:Conflict Transformation and Resolution OR PPR420: Conflict Management in Contemporary Conflicts
  • PPR470: Studying Religion

Elective Modules

Please note that the availability of elective modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the course handbook.

Politics and International Relations

  • PPR401: Independent Study Module
  • PPR410: Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
  • PPR411: Approaches to Peace Studies
  • PPR412: International Organisation and Foreign Policy
  • PPR413: Globalisation, the State & Democracy in the Third World
  • PPR414: US Foreign Policy
  • PPR415: International Political Economy and the 'Digital Age'
  • PPR416: States, Markets and Globalisation
  • PPR417: The European Union
  • PPR418: Politics & International Relations of the Middle East
  • PPR419: Conflict Transformation and Resolution
  • PPR420: Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
  • PPR421: Comparative Defence Policy
  • PPR422: Security and Modernity
  • PPR423: Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
  • PPR424: Conflict, International Intervention & Global Governance
  • PPR425: Theorising Security and War
  • PPR426: Political Theory and Modernity: Order, Value, and Critique
  • PPR427: Politics and Policymaking in the UK
  • PPR428: Gender, War and Security in International Relations
  • PPR429: Politics and Policy-Making in Liberal Democracy
  • PPR430: Theories and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • PPR431: Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • PPR433: Social Capital: Making Democracy Work
  • PPR434: Diasporas and Minorities of the Middle East
  • PPR435: International Relations and Politics of South Asia

Religious Studies

  • PPR401: Independent Study Module
  • PPR471: Religion, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
  • PPR472: Spirit Possession in Contemporary Social Contexts
  • PPR473: Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought
  • PPR474: Twentieth-Century Religious Thought
  • PPR475: Construction of Gender in Asian Religions
  • PPR476: Classical Islam
  • PPR477: Religion and Psychoanalytic Thought
  • PPR478: Buddhism: State and Society
  • PPR479: Spirituality: Asian Perspectives
  • PPR480: Secularity/Sacrality
  • PPR481: The Qur'an: Hermeneutics and Gender Politics
  • PPR482: Contemporary Issues in South Asian Religions
  • PPR484: Pilgrimage
  • PPR485: World Christianity: Local Issues and Global Processes
  • PPR486: Interrogating Political and Religious Spaces


Funding Opportunities

MA Bursaries of £1000 each now available for 2015 entry.

Find out more about bursaries and other postgraduate funding opportunitites»

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