With conflicts becoming either increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition or normalise into states of no peace – no war, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is shifting. Conflicts are rarely determined by military victory, diplomacy or long-term development, but require securing populations through a comprehensive approach that sees to their political, and economic, as well as their security-related needs. Their outcome will be determined by how well the different arms of government and civil society, both locally and internationally, can work together and how well they understand each others' perspectives.
The Defence, Development, and Diplomacy MSc at Durham University is designed for graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind, and for practitioners looking to enhance their practical skills while placing these within a broader theoretical perspective.
School of Government and International Affairs
Our students go on to a wide range of successful careers including civil service and other government agencies, UN/INGOs/CSOs, journalism, media, teaching, law, banking and finance, diplomatic services and risk analysis.
- Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms
- Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace
- International Law and Conflict Intervention
- Post-Conflict Reconstruction and State-Building
- Capstone Exercise: Humanitarian Intervention Simulation
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 550 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
Subject requirements, level and grade
- UK 2.1 Bachelor degree, or equivalent. The degree should be in the field of social sciences, but we will actively consider significant relevant experience in lieu of this requirement.
- Two satisfactory academic references.
- In cases of applicants who have significant relevant experience, one work-related reference and one academic reference would be considered appropriate.
International24300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/Island Student: £7,700 per year
- International non-EU/EU Student: £13,365 per year
Living costs for Durham
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