Taught course

International Conflict Analysis

Institution
University of Kent · School of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class UK honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Conflict, in its many forms, has been a permanent feature of human society. While not all conflict is destructive, the violent conduct of conflict has caused innumerable deaths and indescribable pain and suffering. It is this kind of deadly conflict that International Conflict Analysis addresses. It tries to understand its causes, to explain its effects and to describe its dynamics in order to prepare actors, be they state governments, international organisations or individuals, to better manage conflict peacefully, or to prevent it in the first place.

This degree examines the major theories and leading practices of conflict and conflict resolution in international affairs, supplementing theory with detailed case studies. Topics include risk analysis, negotiation, mediation, conference diplomacy, twin track diplomacy, third party intervention, peace keeping, peace making, and coercive diplomacy.

The programme includes simulation exercises. The programme draws on the vast pool of expertise on conflict analysis, management and resolution in the Department and benefits from the presence of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, a leading research centre in the field.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
School of Politics and International Relations (subject enquiries, Canterbury)
Email
polirpgadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827307