Hosted by the School of Law at University of Leeds, this interdisciplinary programme in Security, Conflict and Justice is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

About

The Security, Conflict and Justice programme provided by University of Leeds offers an exciting opportunity to understand contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from the perspectives of: Criminology; International Relations; Law; Politics; and Sociology. It will allow you to select from a broad range of modules to critically evaluate some of the most pressing contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as offering the opportunity to specialise in topics that relate to your future career choice or academic interests.

You will gain in-depth understanding of how security, conflict and justice intersect, and how they are experienced at the local, national and transnational levels. You will gain skills and knowledge that inform a wide appreciation of security, conflict and justice, as well as receiving training in research methods drawn from across a range of disciplines.

Research insight

MSc Security, Conflict and Justice enables you to learn from experts from within the Security and Justice Research Group, with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers. The Security and Justice Research Group is an interdisciplinary research hub that aims to develop new knowledge, analysis and policy to address the major social and economic challenges facing contemporary societies across the globe. The hub draws upon the research strengths of a variety of participating schools including Law, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology and Social Policy. Each school has centres of world class research in areas such as the ‘Responsibility to Protect’, Policing and Criminal Justice.

Career opportunities

The truly interdisciplinary nature of the MSc syllabus will provide you with valuable tools to pursue a wide range of career paths relevant to security and justice. The MSc programme is ideal if you plan to work in professions that relate to criminal justice, global governance, policing, social policy, international relations, international security, and academia. By developing the ability to think broadly and to connect complex issues, you will be well equipped for the future. This degree programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter into further academic research or to pursue a professional career in areas such as, civil service, media and publishing, teaching and training, policy, or international agencies and NGOs.

Vocational posts in organisations such as the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the armed forces are also potential destinations for graduates.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Frontiers of Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Researching Crime, Security and Justice
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Dissertation Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Criminal Justice Processes
  • Globalisation and Crime
  • International Human Rights
  • Global Governance through Law
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development
  • Terrorism
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Global Justice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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).

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law, sociology, social policy, criminology, politics, international relations or related social science discipline.

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more on the university website page.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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