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War And Humanitarianism

Birkbeck, University of London

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
15200 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
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About

Taught by leading scholars in the fields of history, geography, politics, philosophy and psychosocial studies, the War And Humanitarianism programme at Birkbeck, University of London will give you advanced knowledge of the concepts, theories, histories and policy implications of war and humanitarianism in the world today.

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Overview

War and humanitarianism are deeply embedded in the modern experience. Be it in the nineteenth-century calls for civilising war or the contemporary attempts at saving distant strangers, the conduct of organised violence and the defence of human rights cannot be separated out.

This new War And Humanitarianism programme at Birkbeck, University of London  analyses the complex interaction between war and humanitarianism from multiple historical, geographical, political and cultural perspectives. It approaches war as a social totality that encompasses all manner of human processes and structures, and considers humanitarianism as an increasingly pervasive ideology, informing all sorts of collective social and political activity across the world.

Highlights

  • Our location in central London puts us at the heart of the UK’s political life and at the centre of academic London. You can walk down to Parliament and Whitehall, while Bloomsbury contains some of the world’s most famous libraries and centres of research.
  • You can take advantage of the rich research collections within walking distance, including Senate House Library, the British Library, and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics.
  • Our Department of Politics is a world-renowned centre of original, influential research. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.
  • The Department organises a lively programme of seminars and conferences and is home to affiliated research centres, such as the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, which run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research.
  • Our academic staff are international authorities in their fields, publishing and delivering stimulating teaching in a wide range of topicsincluding civil society and the state, public policy, development, gender, international security and terrorism, and social and political theory.
  • Birkbeck Library has a large politics collection, including the major specialist journals, and gives you access to an extensive range of online materials.

Careers and Employability

Graduates could pursue careers in local government, policy making, journalism, campaigning or work in NGOs or charities. Possible future roles could include social researcher, government research officer or teacher. This degree is also useful for applications to international organisations or to be a Civil Service fast streamer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fields of War and Humanitarianism
  • 'Race', Racism, Postcoloniality
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies: Ethics, Values and Morals
  • Cultural History of War in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in Vietnam
  • Development Studies: Theoretical Approaches
  • Fascism and Psychoanalysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a social sciences or humanities subject.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. 
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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War And Humanitarianism
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Birkbeck, University of London

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