Taught course

The Politics of Conflict and Violence

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or another related subject. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

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

This course is suitable if you have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course will benefit you if you are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as non-governmental organisations, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to tailor your study around your other commitments and gain your qualification whilst still working.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £8,520
International students
Total £8,520

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
25 months

Course contact details

Name
Social Science Distance Learning Hub
Email
css-dl@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 3755