MA Peace Studies

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies

Program Description

MA Peace Studies

University of Bradford, Faculty of Social and International Studies

MA Peace Studies

Peace Studies is a field of social science focused on the multilevel study of violence and conflict in a complex and increasingly inter-dependent world.

Our focus leads us to a wide-ranging exploration and analysis of the converging crises of our times, from inter-state and civil wars; to state and non-state violence; to terrorism; to poverty, inequality and marginalisation; to the ethical implications of scientific and technological progress; to new forms of governance and international regimes for addressing arms proliferation, climate change and world poverty; to civic participation and democratic innovation; to social movements and global activism; and to exploring social differences around gender, class, race, ethnicity and their implications for building equitable human interactions.

Our research is founded on an understanding that no single discipline on its own is sufficient to comprehend the dynamics of issues as complex as war, world hunger, sustainable development and social justice, or problems as challenging as negotiating our differences in culture and belief.

You will acquire subject-specific knowledge and understanding of:

  • The theories and concepts of peace and conflict and their application to global, regional and local contexts
  • The emergence, nature and significance of peace studies as a distinct field of academic enquiry
  • The main concepts in the field and their application to contemporary issues

You will also acquire an ability to evaluate and engage effectively in key debates in the field at recognised postgraduate level.

Semester I

60 Credits - 1 x Compulsory Module and 2 x Optional Modules



Compulsory

  • Introduction to Peace Studies (20 Credits)

      


Optional

  • Fragile States and the Security-Development Nexus (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to African Politics (20 Credits)
  • Conflict Resolution Theory (20 Credits)
  • International Politics and Security Studies (20 Credits)
  • Arms Trade and Arms Control (20 Credits)
  • Religions, Conflict and Peacemaking in a Post-Secular World (20 Credits)

Semester II

60 Credits - 1 x Compulsory Module and 2 x Optional Modules


Compulsory

  • Cities in Conflict (20 Credits)    

Optional

  • Africa Study Visit (20 Credits)
  • Natural Resource Governance (20 Credits)
  • Applied Conflict Resolution Skills (20 Credits)
  • Regional and Global Security Politics (20 Credits)
  • Gender, Conflict and Development (20 Credits)
  • African Security Studies (20 Credits)
  • The Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy (20 Credits)
  • Social Movements (20 Credits)
  • Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (20 Credits)

Semester III

60 Credits - 1 x Compulsory Module

  • Dissertation project in a topic of your choice - related to Peace Studies (60 Credits)

Entry Requirements

  • A good first degree
  • We also give serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds

Level of English Required

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

Fees & Finance

Tuition Fee is £4,900 per course for UK domiciled students



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