You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in history, geography, anthropology, sociology, development studies or human rights.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Benefit from our combined strengths and expertise in security studies, human rights, conflict and violence and cultural diversity.
The course aims to equip students for careers as professional researchers in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills. We'll encourage you to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate your own original research questions.
You'll become familiar with the key concepts and theories that underpin an interdisciplinary understanding of security, conflict and governance, and will be able to use your knowledge to inform research and analysis in these areas.
You will also learn about contemporary problems and how they emerge at sub-national, national and supra-national levels, and how these levels are linked.
By the end of the course you should be able to respond to the demands of carrying out research in international contexts and among sensitive or vulnerable stakeholders caught up in specific conflict situations.
Information for international students
English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
- The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
- TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
Fees and funding
Please see the scholarship and funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Officer