Taught course

Global Conflict and Cooperation

University of Birmingham · School of Government

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (UK 2:1, GPA 3.00) is required for admission to taught Masters programmes. The application form must be supported by two letters of reference and non-native English overseas students should also submit a statement of English language competence (TOEFL 580/237; IELTS 6.5). Entry at Graduate Diploma level is possible for those with a reasonable first degree. Graduate Diploma students can upgrade to the MA on satisfactory examination performance.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Global Conflict and Cooperation explores the theory and practice of how individuals, states, and political institutions manage conflict, and develop cooperation in international relations.

The MA in Global Conflict and Cooperation will appeal to those interested in combining academic approaches to conflict and cooperation with an understanding of the practice of international diplomacy and confidence-building, decision-making, and conflict mitigation and resolution in world politics.

The degree will encourage you to:

  • Explore a range of contemporary issues related to managing both conflict and cooperation in different parts of the world;
  • To examine in depth themes such as decision-making in international organisations, the role of individual foreign policy actors and changing structural contexts; and
  • To respond to the need to develop cooperative responses to address major global challenges, as well as to analyse a selection of inter-state and intrastate conflicts.

View our course page for a list of modules

Information for international students

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,530 FT/£5,265 PT
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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