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  MA Conflict, Governance and Global Development

University of East Anglia    School of Global Development

Full time September MA 1 year full-time
Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MA Conflict, Governance and Global Development programme at UEA. Delve into the intricate realms of politics and international development, honing your expertise in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and governance challenges. This interdisciplinary course offers a unique blend of theoretical insights and practical applications, equipping you with the skills to tackle complex global issues. By critically analysing political development goals and exploring diverse empirical examples, you'll emerge as a catalyst for positive change on a local, national, and global scale. The programme's focus on sustainable peace, good governance, and democracy sets the stage for a rewarding career in international organisations, governmental bodies, or the private sector. With a minimum requirement of a 2.1 Bachelor's degree in Social Science, this programme welcomes passionate individuals ready to make a difference in the world. Join us at UEA and unlock a world of opportunities in the realm of conflict resolution and global development.

About the course

Gain comprehensive knowledge in the field of politics and international development and equip yourself with the necessary skills to navigate this highly relevant research area. 

You'll specialise in issues of conflict, peace and governance as you discover the challenges faced by states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance. 

This course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach, making it a rewarding choice. Here, you’ll become part of a community dedicated to excellence and to making a difference on a local, national, and global scale. 

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject
Social Science

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“My experience has been a very positive one. The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable and supportive, and I liked being able to integrate modules with different specialities.” - MA Conflict, Governance and International Development

Sam Howard

“I am proud to be a product of this department because the skills acquired are being applied in my present position at the United Nations. Due to my training at UEA, I now understand the complexities of the role of the media, especially in peacekeeping operations in the world.”
- Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo

Daisy Serem

"I am really applying what I studied at UEA to my job, especially about communication for development. So most of the time when am working I remember our classes and smile."
- Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Nairobi.


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Value: 10% tuition fee reduction
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Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee reduction


You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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UEA offer a generous range of scholarships every year, including funding for specific countries, schools and subjects. Scholarships include £4-£5,000 awards for students from specific countries, sports scholarships, a £2,000 'Bright Futures' fee reduction for UK-based students and a 10% reduction in fees for UEA alumni.

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