Taught course

Conflict, Statebuilding and Development

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • An upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent from an approved university or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field (the equivalent US Grade Point Average is 3.0) or
  • A lower second-class Honours degree from an approved university with excellent work experience.
  • Adequate capacity in written and spoken English.
  • Degrees from all disciplines are considered and a candidate's work experience can also be taken into consideration.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme recognises the opportunities for educational provision in an area of increasing interest amongst the academic community, namely the links between peace, conflict and development.

Reflects contemporary debates internationally about the nature of peace and conflict in the developing world and the approaches of the international community to support and create peaceful governance in areas of conflict, the programme makes a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to analysing and recovering from conflicts, with an emphasis on developing countries, and will provide an extensive menu of choices for masters level students. Contemporary debates cover issues as broad as accountability and transparency, corruption, conflict, political settlement, human rights, participation, access to justice, democratisation and state building and will be of interest to individuals already working in development or recent graduates with some work/volunteer experience seeking careers in development or government, or in NGOs related to governance, state-building and peace.

This programme provides a framework for exploring academic synergies and for students to undertake genuinely interdisciplinary study. Students leaving this programme will be academically well-trained but also be in a position to undertake careers in conflict analysis, good governance and management in the developing world.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£16,290

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Debra Beard
Email
d.l.beard@bham.ac.uk