Taught course

Defence, Development and Diplomacy

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

Entry requirements

2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent.

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 to 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 inter-disciplinary and custom designed MSc offers the unique opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.

The 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.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,000
International students
EU £11,000 Non EU £19,800

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Government & International Affairs
Email
sgia.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 5656