Taught course

Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies

King's College London · Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 first degree, or overseas equivalent, in an appropriate subject, such as in history, politics, international relations or languages.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA offers a multidisciplinary, comparative study of national, ethnic and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. It focuses on cases from the Middle East, comparing these to case studies from around the world, examining the theoretical literature on the causes and consequences of revolution and civil war, and internationally led and grassroots peace processes.

Key benefits:

  • Additional academic development, mentoring and time to ensure your intellectual development.
  • A wide range of optional modules taught by international leading scholars experienced with the Middle Eastern and conflict resolution.
  • Close links with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with ambassadors regularly speaking at King’s through our Conversation with Diplomacy series.
  • Our Middle East Research Group (MERG) brings a variety of international leading scholars to speak at King’s and we have extensive links with leading practitioners in the fields of diplomacy, the media and the NGO sector who regularly provide guest lectures on our MA course.
  • The Modern Language Centre offers instruction and tuition in Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Hebrew.
  • Strong intellectual and methodological foundations for further research. Research skills for archival research as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for the social sciences.
  • Develop communication skills by presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.

Information for international students

For those students whose first language is not English, please view our English Language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Self-funded, or King's Graduate School funding opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 20 7848 7429