Taught course

Conflict, Security and Development MSc

University of Birmingham · International Development Department

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good Honours degree, or equivalent from an approved university (or an equivalent professional qualification in a related field). Degrees from all disciplines are considered - A candidate's work experience is also taken into consideration. Applicants whose previous experience has not fully prepared them for an intensive one-year Masters programme may opt to undertake a course of study beginning with a one-year Graduate Diploma in International Development with English.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme explores the issues of conflict, security and development from an interdisciplinary standpoint, combining the theoretical rigour of security studies and the practical experience of development.
The programme is designed for individuals already working in development or diplomacy or recent graduates with some work/volunteer experience seeking careers in development or diplomacy, or in NGOs related to conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.
Students will be part of the vibrant postgraduate community in the Department.

Information for international students

International students can find details of scholarships at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/scholarships/index.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,150 (MSc), £8,100 (PGDip)

IDD offers four bursaries up to the value of 50% of students' fees (EU or overseas). Please contact the Department directly for more information (tel: +44 (0)121 414 5034). Students can also request a Sources of Finance booklet for further information by emailing: financialsupport@bham.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

IDD Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)121 414 5034