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Conflict, Security & Development MA

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

The MA Conflict, Security & Development explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security. It provides an analytical and empirically informed treatment of the linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. Development and security are inextricably linked, yet all too often both academics and policymakers address them separately. Our MA in Conflict, Security & Development is a unique globally recognised course that brings together these interrelated areas of study, acknowledging that conflict, insecurity and underdevelopment interact in dynamic ways and that a full understanding of them requires a holistic approach.

Course detail

Our course is designed to provide students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the complex linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. The course encourages you to explore the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security. The core course introduces you to the major debates in the fields of security and international relations, regarding the interaction between processes of political and economic development, conflict and violent social change. This MA is based in the Department of War Studies, one of the only academic departments in the world to focus solely on the complexities of conflict and security. War Studies is an multidisciplinary department and all War Studies students benefit from research-led teaching in such subjects as the history and evolution of war and grand strategy, arms control and non-proliferation, migration, strategic thought, cyber, conflict and the environment, the influence of science and technology on international security, along with regional specialisms covering Africa, Asia (East and South), Russia and elsewhere.

Teaching and assessment

The primary methods of assessment for this course are assessed essays, individual and group presentations, seminar participation, exercises, and/or exams. The dissertation module assessment will be based on a 100% dissertation assignment (up to 12,000 words). This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand and Waterloo Campuses.

Career prospects

Students on our MA courses have gone on to build careers in further academic research, NGOs, civil service, NATO, UN, media and publishing, finance and investment, teaching, and the armed forces.

Which department am I in?

War Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£29,310.00 (US$ 36,059) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Waterloo Campus

Stamford Street,

Southwark,

London,

SE1 8WA, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£29,310.00 (US$ 36,059) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Strand Campus

Strand,

Westminster,

London,

WC2R 2LS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 67% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 67% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 67% or above in the UK marking scheme. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill. TOEFL IBT 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23  in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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