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Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies

King's College London

12 months
29310 GBP/year
16200 GBP/year
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Our Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA at King's College London offers a multidisciplinary, comparative study of national, ethnic and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. 


The Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA at King's College London compares case studies from the Middle East and around the world, examining the theoretical literature on the causes and consequences of conflict, conflict regulation, and internationally led and grassroots peace processes.

Key benefits

  • Additional academic development, mentoring and time to develop your intellectual interests.
  • A wide range of optional modules taught by world leading scholars in conflict resolution and conflict studies.
  • Engagement with leading practitioners, including from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the British Council, the media, and civil society organisations.
  • Exposure to latest debates through regular public lectures organised by the department and its research clusters.
  • Strong intellectual and methodological foundations for further research. Research skills for archival research as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for the social sciences.
  • Develop communication skills by presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.
  • Key transferable skills and core knowledge for a number of career pathways. Our alumni hold positions in media, diplomacy, think-tanks, academia, consultancy, journalism, humanitarian agencies, NGOs and law, including at the UN, NATO, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Tearfund, Reuters and PwC.

Career prospects

Our graduates take the skills that they develop to become leaders in the public and private sectors, academia, government, diplomacy and journalism. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Conflict & Coexistence in Divided Societies
  • Dissertation
  • Divided Cities, Contested States: Urban Violence and Transformations in the Middle East
  • Power-Sharing Agreements in Deeply Divided Societies 
  • Contemporary Conflicts
  • Comparative Civil Wars
  • State Failure & State Building 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in such an appropriate subject as history, politics, international relations or languages.
  • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.
  • A personal statement is required. (maximum 4,000 characters)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • You may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29310 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29310 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • National: £8,100 per year
  • International: £14,655 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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