Taught course

Conflict, Displacement and Human Security

University of East London · School of Law and Social Sciences - LSS

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English. Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme offers an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between conflict, displacement and human insecurity. Distinctive features of the programme are its focus on conflict and displacement, its people-centred approach, and its emphasis on human security that combines both human rights and human development. This programme approaches development as an important security strategy and considers displacement a measure of human security.

Key Facts

  • The programme is especially relevant to employment in the fields of conflict management and resolution, humanitarian assistance and displacement, human rights and development initiatives.
  • The programme has general relevance to non-governmental as well as government-sector employment, both in developing and developed countries.

Why Choose Us

The programme equips you with key transferable skills. By the end of the programme you should have acquired:

  • advanced critical and evaluative abilities
  • research management skills
  • capabilities to design and deliver substantial written reports
  • capabilities to design and execute social research projects
  • high levels of competence in library and bibliographical research
  • skills in data collection and analysis
  • enhanced abilities in verbal presentation
  • familiarity with means of dissemination and mobilising research findings
  • advanced abilities to collaborate in research groups and teams.

You will also benefit from access to seminars, workshops and conferences organised by the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, the Centre for Social Justice and Change, the Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging, the Gender Research Group and other University-wide Centres and Groups.

You also benefit from access to the Refugee Archive at UEL.

As an optional extra, you may be involved in internships with local and international organisations and agencies working in the fields of displacement, conflict, conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian assistance and development.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
0208 223 3333
0208 223 2978