You gain advanced knowledge in peace and conflict research, designed to help you understand the causes of violent conflict and to explain its effects and dynamics. As befits the complexity of violent conflict, the programme is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on insights from politics and international relations, sociology and psychology. It examines the major theories and leading practices of conflict and conflict resolution, supplementing theory with detailed case studies. Topics typically covered within the programme include risk analysis, negotiation, mediation, conference diplomacy, twin-track diplomacy, third-party intervention, peace-keeping, peace-making, and coercive diplomacy.
The Peace and Conflict Studies (International Joint Award) programme from University of Kent draws on the large pool of expertise in the field of conflict analysis at Kent and Marburg, concentrated in the Centre for Conflict Studies at Marburg and the Conflict Analysis Research Centre at Kent, both leading research centres in the field.
The School of Politics and International Relations has a dedicated Employability Coordinator who organises employability events within the School as well as providing students with assistance in securing graduate opportunities. Centrally, the Careers and Employability Service can help you plan for your future by providing one-to-one advice at any stage of your postgraduate studies.
- Philosophy & Methodology of Politics and International Relations
- Conflict Resolution in World Politics
- Negotiation and Mediation
- Theories of Conflict and Violence
- The European Union in the World
- Quantitative Methodology for Political Science
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, but we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before your intended start date.
DisciplinesInternational Relations Counselling Political Science View 489 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
International11200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5400 GBP per year during 24 months.
EU - £8400
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- United Kingdom
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