Taught course

Conflict, Security and Development

University of Bradford · School of Social and International Studies

Entry requirements

2:2 Honours or above undergraduate degree, or the comparative result if outside the UK. IELTS 6.0 or equivlaent

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been established in recognition of the way that concerns about the relationship between security and development have increasingly guided policy action and academic analysis on a range of issues in the post-Cold War era. Indeed, the merger of security and development is generally considered to be one of the defining features of the post-Cold War security debate.

For supporters, this conceptual merger has been central to the success of recent campaigns to raise aid, eliminate debt, address global ills such as landmines and promote human security inside weak and post-conflict states in particular.

For critics, on the other hand, the linking of development and security has unduly securitised the representation of a range of developing world actors and has legitimised a variety of quasiimperial Western interventions ranging from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan to pervasive programmes of economic, political and societal reform inside formerly sovereign states.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months
full time
12 months


full time
24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0800 073 1225