Taught course

The Politics of Conflict and Violence

University of Leicester · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or another related subject. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent of English is not your first language.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

This degree will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, you will explore the politics, sites, logics, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence.

You will complete one core module - 'The Politics of Conflict and Violence' - then choose three option modules which, along with your chosen dissertation subject, allow you to focus on your preferred specialisms. You will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects which include:

  • The politics of war and peace;
  • the politics of nuclear weapons and arms control;
  • humanitarian intervention;
  • the political legacies of conflict;
  • the changing character of war;
  • the nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Social Science Distance Learning Hub
0116 252 5164