Taught course

Peace and Development

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally already possess an honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline such as politics, economics, philosophy, geography, history, religious studies or theology. Applicants may enter the course without an honours degree where they are able to demonstrate an appropriate level of prior learning from another source.

International students will need to meet the University's English Language requirement which is IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.0, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world, addressing the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development, both nationally and internationally.

You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, livelihoods, human rights, the role of civil society and community participation in decisionmaking and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions.

Our teaching is delivered in small groups of students from around the world. We place a real emphasis on international debate, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives, and we will provide you with skills in project management and funding, essential for working in the field.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113