Taught course

Defence, Development and Diplomacy

Institution
Durham University · School of Government and International Affairs
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.

Months of entry

October

Course content

With conflicts becoming either increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition or normalise into states of no peace – no war, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is shifting. Conflicts are rarely determined by military victory, diplomacy or long-term development, but require securing populations through a comprehensive approach that sees to their political, and economic, as well as their security-related needs. Their outcome will be determined by how well the different arms of government and civil society, both locally and internationally, can work together and how well they understand each others' perspectives.

This interdisciplinary and custom designed MSc is designed for graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind, and for practitioners looking to enhance their practical skills while placing these within a broader theoretical perspective.

Core modules:

• Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict

• Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace

• Conflict Intervention

• Post-Conflict Reconstruction

• Capstone Exercise

• Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,500.00 per year
International students
£22,000.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/study/pg/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Government & International Affairs
Email
study@durham.ac.uk