Taught course

Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. The programme engages with the work of leading peace and conflict studies scholars at both conceptual and empirical levels and draws on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

The programme also addresses techniques in conflict resolution such as mediation in order to deepen our understanding and develop practical skills in conflict analysis and uses optional modules from Politics to support the core programme.

Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Core Modules

· Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts

· Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies

· Dissertation (20,000 words)

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7540 per year
International students
£16,120 per year


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

PT attendance: various options available.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 594 262