Course Overview

This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from the Politics list to support the core programme.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core modules:        

  • Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
  • Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • Dissertation (20,000 words)