Taught course

Conflict, Development and Security

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

Conflict, Development and Security addresses the merger of development and security issues, and its implications for analysing the reconstruction of war-affected societies.

This programme bridges the themes of conflict, aid policy and liberal styles of governance. You will analyse the ways in which security, developmental and humanitarian agents adapt to instability. You will also examine the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal conflict, and the development of trans-border economies and the political dynamics they support.

The course gives you the opportunity to study the regionally differentiated responses to conflict in, for example, Africa and the Balkans, and to discuss issues relating to humanitarian conditionality, containment, and the role of IGOS and NGOs. In analysing the relationship between aid and politics in 'new' wars, this inter-disciplinary programme draws upon the department's rich diversity of approach and experience.

For information please contact the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    PT attendance by arrangement.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office