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MAAfrican Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
Tuition fee £13,500 per year
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This programme explores the nature, dynamics and complexity of the links between peace, conflict, security, development, and democratisation in Africa, with a focus on cross-cutting thematic issues including armed conflict, poverty and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, resources and terrorism, among others. Delivered by staff with a high profile in academic and policy circles, the programme promotes an advanced understanding of the competing theories, concepts, interpretations, discourses and policies on history, politics, conflict and development in Africa, and their application to contemporary issues in a global, regional and local context (humanitarian, developmental, peace and security related) that underlie interventions in Africa, and their consequences.

You will also acquire subject-specific knowledge and understanding of methodologies of conflict analysis, management, resolution and peace-building in an African context.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option

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

Introduction to African Politics (20 Credits) ©
Introduction to Peace Studies (20 Credits) ©
Conflict Resolution Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Fragile States and the Security-development Nexus (20 Credits) (O)
International Politics and Security Studies (20 Credits) (O)
Religions, Conflict and Peacemaking in a Post-secular World (20 Credits) (O)
The Arms Trade and Arms Control (20 Credits) (O)
Semester 2 (60 Credits – 1 x © Modules and 2 x (O) Modules):

African Security Studies (20 Credits) ©
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (20 Credits) ©
Africa Study Visit (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)
The Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy (20 Credits) (O)
End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Module):

Dissertation project in a topic of your choice (related to African Peace and Conflict Studies) (60 Credits) ©

Career opportunities

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

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