Taught course

International Conflict and Co-operation

University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares students to address the variety of challenges facing states, civil society actors, and international organizations today. Contemporary dilemmas surrounding the politics of climate change negotiations, civil war, human rights, international terrorism, and humanitarian intervention provide some of the raw material of the MSc that is studied in depth over the course of the academic year.

Course Objectives

The course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major developments such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring. The course takes a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations to focus on the role of conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas in addition to the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors such as natural resources and migration.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


part time
9 months
full time
3 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Matias Margulis
+44 (0) 1786 467571