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Defence, Development, and Diplomacy

Durham University

12 months
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24300 GBP/year
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About

This interdisciplinary and custom designed Defence, Development, and Diplomacy MSc at Durham University offers the unique opportunity to look at conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.

Overview

Description

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • 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
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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. 

 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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