Taught course

Conflict, Governance and International Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Social Science Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent

Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is highly appropriate to those interested in conflict, peace-building, humanitarian aid and issues around governance.

It adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach combining development perspectives in the analysis, understanding, and practical foundations for advanced studies in human rights, the origins of conflict and conflict resolution, democratisation, good governance and civil society.

The turbulence in world politics over the past two decades has shown that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in the economic, human, and social sectors in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses, and acute crises of governance.

In addition to modules covering conflict, governance and development perspectives, the course addresses competing perspectives on contemporary world development, and on key issues such as (Post) Cold War Order, civil society, international relations and democracy, globalisation, political and governance and international political economy.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515