MA Peace and Development

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MA Peace and Development

Leeds Beckett University

Make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world, addressing the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice. Our course is an opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development, both locally and internationally.

You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, livelihoods, human rights, 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 global issues. You will also study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions.

Our teaching is delivered in small groups of students from around the world. We place a real emphasis on international debate, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives, and provide you with skills in project management and funding, essential for working in the field.

Entry 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.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
4,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
Application deadline Request Info
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 4,500 GBP
Overseas: 10000 GBP