Development is an inherently political process of change that tests human relationships.
By exploring these relationships you’ll see the connections between violent and non-violent conflict, processes of development, and how they relate to the governance of our modern world.
You’ll examine key conflict and development case studies and apply major theories of international development to deepen your understanding of local, national and global processes of change as part of this dynamic Conflict, Governance and Development course from University of York .
Careers and skills
From political research to journalism, marketing and HR, a Masters degree in Conflict, Governance and Development leads to a broad range of career opportunities.
Our students have found work in central or local government, non-governmental organisations, community and voluntary organisations, social enterprise, higher education, accountancy and banking organisations, law firms, media companies and international and global development bodies.
Recent graduates from the department work as university lecturers, parliamentary assistants, librarians and television producers. Other popular employers include:
- Local councils
- Civil Service/Home Office/House of Commons
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Professional services/Accountancy firms - notably PwC, EY, KPMG
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Development charities including the International Committee of the Red Cross
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- Theories and Policies of Development Governance
- Conflict and Development
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesMilitary Science Political Science View 494 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. We are willing to consider applicants with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules and/or appropriate professional experience. Additional information may be requested.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,220
- International: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.