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Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Durham University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
22000 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

The Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding MSc at Durham University will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of conflict prevention, conflict resolution, conflict analysis, state stabilisation, peace processes, humanitarian intervention and peace building within the context of contemporary conflict and international humanitarian intervention.

Overview

Integrated into the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding MSc structure are opportunities to develop operational and vocational skills important for peace and conflict mediation and negotiation, and to provide students with knowledge and skills that are helpful for current and future employment opportunities, and thus attractive to both graduates and mid-career practitioners.

The programme

Whilst the academic and applied focus of the MSc at Durham University comes through a peace and conflict studies analytic lens, course material will also draw from traditional strategic and security studies, enabling cross fertilisation between these different perspectives so that new paradigms in the fields of conflict, peace, security, defence, diplomacy, development and humanitarian intervention can be explored.

It allows the exploration of unique and new paradigms and practices in the fields of conflict, peace, security, defence, diplomacy, development and humanitarian intervention.

The MSc is designed for practitioners looking to enhance their existing skills, as well as graduates with a career in conflict prevention, conflict mediation, or post-conflict reconstruction in mind. It is particularly aimed at those seeking to work or already working in the (I)NGO sector, governmental departments or inter-governmental organisations.

While rooted in peace and conflict studies, the MSc draws on strategic and security studies as well as development studies, enabling much needed cross-fertilisation between these traditionally divergent perspectives. It draws on real-life case studies as well as interactive role plays, and exposes students to both cutting-edge academic developments and the latest practitioner experience, with a particular focus on bottom-up approaches.

Courses are taught by a mixture of academics and practitioners, and cover both critical and problem-solving approaches. Conflict dynamics are analysed drawing on multiple disciplines, including security studies, peace studies, anthropology, law, archaeology, history and political theory. Modules include both traditional, term-long modules and short, usually more skills-oriented continuing professional development courses as well as fieldtrips (e.g. fieldtrips have been organised to Nepal, Kenya, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Kosovo).

Programme Structure

Core Modules
  • Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms
  • Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace
  • Responses: Peace Processes and Political Negotiation
  • Recovery and Reconstruction: Building Peace, Civil Society and State-Building from Below
  • Capstone Exercise: Humanitarian Intervention Simulation (in MSc-specific roles)
  • Dissertation
Optional Modules
  • Religion, Culture and Conflict
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Fieldtrip
  • Conflict Sensitive Programme Management
  • Re-thinking Counter Terrorism
  • Urban Violence - Urban Peacebuilding
  • International Negotiation as Instrument in Conflict Management
  • Policing Post-Conflict Cities
  • Conflict Analysis.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • A 2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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