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MAInternational Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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Increasing globalisation could be increasing the potential for peace, yet conflict and security continue to dominate international relations.
But how can states respond to emerging security threats from individuals, organisations and states?

Studying the MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security will give you the opportunity to explore responses to such security challenges within a dynamic framework of politics, law and ethics – the questions of what can be done versus what ought to be done.

Emphasising the relationship between international and national interests, the programme will allow you to understand conflict and security as a policy challenge and to recognise the increasing degree of interdependence between states in governing this area of international relations.

Open to students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines, this programme will be particularly suited to those looking for careers in international organisations, government, media or academia.

Programme structure

You will be able to investigate key developments in international conflict and security, and responses to them. You will have the opportunity to study different types of war and conflict, including inter-state war, intra-state wars (ethnic or civil conflict, independence movements, new wars and complex emergencies) and international terrorism; as well as political, institutional and legal tools and frameworks to address them.
The programme is comprised of four core modules and an independent guided piece of research in the form of a dissertation.

Core modules:

• International law and global justice (30 credits)

• Contemporary challenges in conflict, war and security (30 credits)

• Theorising conflict, war and security (30 credits)

• International security governance (30 credits)

• Dissertation (60 credits)

• Research Methods (0 credits)

Career opportunities

The MA International Relations, Conflict and Security is designed to give you a firm grounding in theoretical and professional development. You will graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that would be particularly useful for careers within international organisations, NGOs, government, media or academia.

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
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States