Taught course

Security, Conflict and Human Rights

Institution
University of Exeter · Politics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have obtained a Law degree of at least UK 2:1 Honours or equivalent, or a degree in a social science subject, eg. Psychology, Sociology or Social Policy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. It recognises that traditional approaches to this subject must now be complemented with new perspectives on issues such as human (in)security, domestic security and violence. Units contributing to this programme will draw on sociological and socio-legal research on topics that include: human rights, gender, violence and ethnopolitics; area studies’ expertise on language, culture and practice; and political and legal research on sovereignty, institutions and intervention and how these fields affect elements of security, conflict and human rights.

The MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights will equip you with interdisciplinary skills which will have an impact on the research, policy and practice needed to avoid and mitigate security risks. The programme is designed to provide research training for students who will progress to a PhD and for those who want to pursue careers with a significant research element.

This programme has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the South West Doctoral Training Centre.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 (full-time); £3,750 (part-time)
International students
£16,500 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723192