Taught course

International Conflict

Institution
Kingston University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

One or more of the following: A second class degree or above or equivalent in an area appropriate to the content of the degree. Relevant non-certified learning. An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique course covers the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It draws on subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history. The course will enable you to examine and analyse the issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the tools to manage and resolve it.

Key features

  • The case studies, backed up by the theoretical and historical foundations taught in this course, bridge the gap between traditional international relations courses - the rationale of which is based on institutional and/or statist approaches - and those that specialise in conflict management and resolution.
  • Kingston University is established as one of the leading centres of expertise on conflict, conflict dynamics and processes of conflict management and resolution. You will be taught by highly acclaimed academics and experts, including presentations by leading figures from politics, the media and international organisations.
  • Our year-long (30-credit) modules provide increased contact time with academic staff. You will also be fully supported in preparing your dissertation, in which you will research an area of interest in depth.
  • Lively discussion is encouraged, with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations contributing to the debate.


What will you study

You will look at the theory and history behind international conflict at all levels of interaction, from the interpersonal to the international. You will also examine how conflict manifests itself in the contemporary international system, and the techniques available to manage and resolve violent disputes. In addition, you will explore key questions, such as the role of religion and gender in conflict, weapons proliferation, the function of outside actors, and the effects of conflict on civilians. You will apply your skills in a piece of original research of 12,000-15,000 words.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929