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Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA

Course Description

This research-led programme offers a multidisciplinary comparative study of national, ethnic & religious conflict resolution in deeply divided societies, comparing cases from the Middle East to other examples around the world. Students examine the causes & consequences of revolution, civil war & internationally led & grassroots peace processes. A broad range of modules, including an optional internship & languages.

Key benefits

- We offer our students the additional academic development, mentoring and taking time to ensure the intellectual development of our students.

- A wide range of optional modules taught by world leading scholars in conflict resolution

- Provides enhanced skills and qualifications for future employment and research in an increasingly important field. We offer to MA students a research methodology seminar series in addition to courses

- Located in the heart of London and its policy, academic and think thank networks as well as being a journalistic hub, centre for international finance as well as being a world cultural centre that has close ties with the region.

- Unique access to unparalleled collections at the British Library, the King’s College Library’s Special Collections possesses on permanent loan the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s complete book collection until 1968.

- Close links with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with ambassadors regularly speaking at King’s each semester through our Conversation With Diplomacy series of events

- Our Middle East Research Group (MERG) brings in a variety of world leading scholars to speak at King’s

- The Modern Language Centre offers instruction and tuition in Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Hebrew

Extensive links with leading practitioners in the fields of law, diplomacy, the media, the military and the NGO sector who regularly provide lectures on the MA course

- Strong intellectual and methodological foundations for further research. Research skills for archival research as well as qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for the social sciences

- Communication skills: presenting and disseminating research in written and oral forms, to classmates, tutors, and the wider academic community.

- King’s has an excellent career service and MEMS hosts its own careers fair specifically for our students

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/conflict-resolution-in-divided-societies-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

This course examines the consequences of ethno-national and religious conflicts in the modern world. It allows you to come to an understanding of the theory of conflict regulation in deeply divided societies and the international relations that shape and determine their political processes.

Specifically our MA will familiarise you with the causes and consequences of revolution, civil war and conflict regulation in such deeply divided societies as Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Cambodia, Cyprus, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Northern Ireland, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, South Africa, Syria, Southern Thailand and Turkey.

- Course purpose -

Our MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies is a research-led master's programme for those interested in gaining a comprehensive and comparative study on the causes and consequences of revolution, civil war, conflict regulation and truth and reconciliation in divided societies from the Middle East to South East Asia and beyond.

- Course format and assessment -

Our degree is composed of a compulsory core module, a compulsory dissertation and a choice of optional modules.

Specialist taught modules are assessed by essay, presentation and occasionally by examination. The three-month dissertation is core and can be taken overseas or in the UK.

Career prospects

Graduates progress to become leaders in the public and private sectors, academia, government, diplomacy and journalism.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in an appropriate subject, such as in history, politics, international relations or languages. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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