Taught course

African Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Bradford · Department of Peace Studies

Entry requirements

Candidates for entry to the MA programmes will normally be expected to have a good first degree or equivalent: almost any degree subjects can be considered. Candidates without the required academic qualifications may be considered on the basis of experience or achievement for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma programmes and may subsequently transfer to the MA subject to academic performance.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme focuses on:
1) The nature, dynamics and complexity of the links between peace, conflict, security, development and democratisation in Africa;
2) A comprehensive while critical analysis of cross-cutting thematic issues that affect the African continent such as armed conflict, poverty and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, resources and terrorism, as well as a regional and sub-regional engagement on these;
3) An advanced understanding of policies at global and regional levels (humanitarian, developmental, peace and security related) that underlie interventions in Africa and their consequences.

As well as optional modules that exist within the Department and the Bradford Centre for International Development.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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