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International Conflict, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The International Conflict course at Kingston University covers the theory and history of international conflict and of intra- and inter-state disputes in the contemporary international system. It draws on subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history. 

Overview

Key features

  • The case studies, backed up by the theoretical and historical foundations taught in this course, bridge the gap between traditional international relations courses - the rationale of which is based on institutional and/or statist approaches - and those that specialise in conflict management and resolution.
  • Our year-long (30-credit) modules provide increased contact time with academic staff. You will also be fully supported in preparing your dissertation, in which you will research an area of interest in depth.
  • Lively discussion is encouraged, and you'll be able to attend lectures with visiting speakers, leading academics and figures from human rights and international organisations. Recent speakers include Stanislav Shushkevich, former Belarusian leader

What will you study?

During the International Conflict course at Kingston University, you will look at the theory and history behind international conflict at all levels of interaction, from the interpersonal to the international. You will also examine how conflict manifests itself in the contemporary international system, and the techniques available to manage and resolve violent disputes. In addition, you will explore key questions, such as the role of religion and gender in conflict, weapons proliferation, the function of outside actors, and the effects of conflict on civilians.

Where this course will take you

This course is designed to:

  • serve as a conversion course for those with an interest in security and politics who do not have a background in this area;
  • act as a stepping stone for graduates intending to pursue doctoral studies in international relations, politics, development studies, history and other relevant fields; and
  • provide a valuable background for a career in government, journalism, law, accountancy, business or the media – thanks to the policy-making and briefing skills you acquire.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Conflict Theory and Resolution
  • Contemporary Issues and Case Studies in Security and Conflict
  • Politics Dissertation
  • Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
  • Crime, Harm and Justice
  • Freedom, Censorship and Subversion
  • From State to Global Politics
  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

One or more of the following:
  • A second class degree or above or equivalent in an area appropriate to the content of the degree.
  • Relevant non-certified learning.
  • An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

Applicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7125 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Home and European Union
  • MSc part time £3,918
Overseas 
  • MSc part time £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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