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BA (Hons)Development and Peace Studies

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

What is the relationship between poverty, inequality and violent conflict? How can shattered societies be rebuilt after conflict? Where do ideas such as sustainability, gender and human rights fit into development practice? Can some sorts of development assistance actually harm rather than help? What are the main challenges of development in the 21st century?

The BA Development and Peace Studies degree offers a unique combination of international politics, development studies, conflict analysis and a bit of economics that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in international development for organisations such as the United Nations, Oxfam, or community-based organisations.

Programme structure

Year one:

Study Skills for Political Science and the Humanities
Introduction to Peace Studies
Poverty, Development and Globalisation
Political Systems, Theories and Ideologies
Introduction to International Relations
Conflict, war and political violence

Year two:

Regional Political Studies
Peace and Change
Development Ideas in Practice
Global Governance
Conflict Research Skills
Understanding Violence
Responding to Conflict: Approaches, ethics, experience Environmental Economics + The development of economic ideas

Year three:

Dissertation
Democracy and Authoritarianism
Internship or Competencies in Professional Development Peace, Ecology and Resilience
The Politics of Narcotic Drugs
Peace, Conflict and Development
One MA module

Career opportunities

Graduates in Peace Studies are qualified for the full range of careers open to any social science student. These include journalism, the civil service, teaching, research, the security sector, and the voluntary sector, including international organisations. Many of the graduates have gone on to careers in these areas, and have found that their peace studies training has made a very positive contribution, firstly to their ability to gain specific employment, and subsequently both to their performance and to their job satisfaction.

More than half the job vacancies advertised nationally do not specify a particular degree subject. Employers emphasise the need for intellectual skills, self-skills and interactive attributes such as teamwork or persuasiveness – all of which you will learn both on your course and at the University in general. As part of the degree and your wider student experience at Bradford, you will develop high levels of competence in many of these marketable and transferable skills.

75% of the 2009 Graduates found employment, or went onto further study, within six months of graduating

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States