How do you put an end to war? What are the benefits and consequences of intervention? What role do international and non-government organisations play in the prevention and resolution of conflict?
Our MSc Conflict Resolution provides an overview of the evolving field of international conflict resolution, exploring methods like mediation, negotiation, arbitration, collaborative problem solving, peacekeeping operations, and other applications. Our approach is interdisciplinary, combining traditional approaches in conflict management with contemporary theory and practices of non-violent methods. In Advanced Research Methods you will look at quantitative methods and how to use them in the study of politics. You can also take modules that include methods, international relations, security studies, global and comparative politics, international development and the study of human rights.
We have developed this stimulating new course following the launch of our flagship Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR). An exciting element of our course is the opportunity for you to undertake an internship with our new IDCR and work alongside our academics, who are world leaders in this field. An MSc Conflict Resolution can lead to a career in areas such as; non-governmental organisations, international and national government, and the private sector. You will develop key employability skills including analytical reasoning, research design, quantitative methods, data analysis and report writing.
A Masters course is an academically rigorous programme during which you explore your subject in depth, reaching a high level of specialist knowledge. You draw on knowledge and skills from your undergraduate study or your professional life to produce work of a high academic standard, informed by current thinking and debate.
This course lasts twelve months (full-time), starting in October, and consists of taught modules during your autumn and spring terms and a research-based dissertation to be submitted in September. Your research-based dissertation counts for 60 credits and you will take 120 credits of modules, 60 credits of compulsory modules and a further 60 credits made up from a selection of 30 and 15 credit modules. (If you are from the EU, then our Masters courses are regarded as second-cycle qualifications under the Bologna Declaration and consist of 90 ECTS credits).
As a postgraduate, you need to think carefully about how you will fund your studies. The following pages provide information on the tuition fees for your chosen course or research degree, plus supporting information about the scholarships and other funding streams that may be relevant.
Funding for this level of study is highly competitive, so it is important that you fully research the options available to you. It is important that you do not begin postgraduate study without ensuring you have enough money to cover all your academic fees and living expenses.