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MAInternational Politics and Security Studies

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500.00 per year
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This course reflects the particular values of Peace Studies at Bradford, with a curriculum that provides a thorough grounding in the theoretical and empirical foundations of the discipline whilst also offering students the opportunity to engage with thecore questions of peace and security that animate the research work of lecturers here.

Our research is founded on an understanding that no single discipline on its own is sufficient to comprehend the dynamics of issues as complex as war, world hunger, sustainable development and social justice, or problems as challenging as negotiating our differences in culture and belief.

You will acquire subject-specific knowledge and understanding of:

Theories and concepts of peace and conflict and their application to global, regional and local contexts
The nature and significance of politics, security and co-operation as global, regional and local activities
The origins and evolution of the international political and security system, including contemporary changes
You will also acquire an ability to evaluate different interpretations of world political and security events and issues and to articulate such evaluation at a recognised postgraduate level.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module):

International Politics and Security Studies (20 Credits) ©
Introduction to Peace Studies (20 Credits) ©
Arms Trade and Arms Control (20 Credits) (O)
Conflict Resolution Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Fragile States and the Security-development Nexus (20 Credits) (O)
Introduction to African Politics (20 Credits) (O)
Religions, Conflict and Peacemaking in a Post-secular World (20 Credits) (O)

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 1 x © Module and 2 x © Modules):

Regional and Global Security Politics (20 Credits) ©
The Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy (20 Credits) ©
Africa Study Visit (20 Credits) (O)
African Security Studies (20 Credits) (O)
Applied Conflict Resolutions Skills (20 Credits) (O)
Cities in Conflict (20 Credits) (O)
Gender, Conflict and Development (20 Credits) (O)
Natural Resource Governance (20 Credits) (O)
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (20 Credits) (O)
Social Movements (20 Credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation project in a topic of your choice (related to International Politics and Security Studies) (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

Graduates typically follow careers in education, diplomacy, government, work with non-governmental organisations, in journalism and in peace and conflict-related work, research and reporting.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States