MA Peace Studies

Liverpool Hope University

Program Description

MA Peace Studies

Liverpool Hope University

Peace Studies deals with one of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world - the challenges that confront actors in conflict and post-conflict societies. The course will reflect on the complexity of peace and peacebuilding, combining theoretical approaches with opportunities for in-depth case study research.

The aim of this programme is to deconstruct the notion of peace and shed light on the issues of peacebuilding. The course encourages thinking beyond the mainstream and encourages students to make a contribution to the discipline.

The programme is built around a core of International Relations, but also draws on other disciplines such as History, Economics, Religious Studies and Law. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary conflicts and attempts to (re) build peace.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold a primary degree at first or second class honours level in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business).

Applications will also be considered from individuals who have appropriate and relevant experience.

Students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification.


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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
12 months
Full time
4,600 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 4,600 GBP
Home Fees; International Fees; 8,400 GBP