Peace and Development, M.A. | Leeds Beckett University | Leeds, United Kingdom
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About

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world on this Peace and Development at Leeds Beckett University.  

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Overview

This Peace and Development at Leeds Beckett University is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally.

You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions. 

We place a real emphasis on international debate and your teaching will be delivered in small groups involving students from around the world, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives to inform your learning. We will also provide you with skills in project management and you will learn how to draw up funding applications, competencies essential for working in the field. 

Career

You will find employment opportunities in the UK and overseas working for non-governmental organisations, the public sector and the media. Previous graduates from our University have gone on to work as teachers, social workers, journalists, development workers, university lecturers, government consultants and business managers, or have pursued their research interests and taken on PhDs.

  • Charity/ Aid Worker
  • Government Advisor
  • Journalist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theorising Peace & Conflict
  • Theorising Development
  • Civilian Protection 
  • Gendering the International
  • Security, Conflict & Development
  • Developing & Managing Projects
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Most courses don't have fixed application deadlines. But, our courses are popular - they can fill up quickly. It's best to apply as early as possible.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Agricultural Studies, Land & Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
  •  All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion.  

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

 

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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