Taught course

Security, Conflict and International Development

University of Leicester · Department of Criminology

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your first language.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

The MSc in Security, Conflict and International Development will provide an in-depth analysis of the strategic security and justice challenges faced by countries emerging from conflict. The course is designed specifically for those working - or planning to work - in international development.

You will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of conflict prevention and recovery. The course includes six modules and a dissertation which allow you to focus on an area relevant to your own professional development.

The course focuses on several areas, including security sector reform, understanding the role of security, how to develop the rule of law, and the importance of human rights in delivering justice and security - together with broader issues relating to international security and the risks posed by countries emerging from and vulnerable to conflict.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164