M.A. On Campus

Conflict, Security and Development

University of Sussex

12 months
18975 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Conflict, Security and Development degree offered at University of Sussex analyses the complex relationships at the heart of development and security in the Global South.


We have an interdisciplinary perspective on questions of peace, vulnerability and insecurity. You’ll gain a grounding in concepts of conflict, security and development. You’ll explore:

  • how cycles of insecurity and violence affect development
  • difficulties faced by various organisations negotiating spirals of violence and insecurity (for example during armed intervention, aid provision, peace-building processes or postconflict reconstruction)
  • whether underdevelopment in the Global South facilitates the international spread of terrorist and criminal networks.

You’ll benefit from our cutting-edge research, international faculty and distinctive programme of events. We host the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, the Centre for Advanced International Theory and the Centre for Global Political Economy. You can also make use of our strong working relationships with many alumni, collaborators and partner organisations around the world.


Our Conflict, Security and Development MA is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in development, peace-building, international affairs, journalism or academic research. Or if you have a general interest in insecurity in the Global South. 

Graduate destinations

Recent Conflict, Security and Development MA graduates at University of Sussex have gone on to jobs including:

  • associate project officer, OSCE
  • humanitarian programme manager, Solidarités International
  • policy adviser, Cabinet Office, UK. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Conflict, Security and Development
  • New Security Challenges
  • Genocide, Colonialism, and the International
  • Global Ethics and International Relations
  • Rethinking Imperialism
  • Russia, Eurasia and the Crisis of the Liberal West
  • The Middle East in Global Order
  • The Political Economy of Development

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18975 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18975 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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