The development of this pioneering and exciting MA/PG Diploma has been possible due to a significant endowment by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Trust in support of the Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.
An integral part of Peace Studies, the Centre offers a forward-looking environment where academics, researchers, students, public and private sector entities come to gain and share knowledge of contemporary African issues.
The MA/PG Diploma in African Peace and Conflict Studies offers an interdisciplinary environment for students to deepen their knowledge of critical issues facing contemporary Africa. The programme focuses on:
- The nature, dynamics and complexity of the links between peace, conflict, security, development and democratisation in Africa;
- A comprehensive while critical analysis of cross-cutting thematic issues that affect the African continent such as armed conflict, poverty and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS, resources and terrorism, as well as a regional and sub-regional engagement on these;
- An advanced understanding of policies at global and regional levels (humanitarian, developmental, peace and security related) that underlie interventions in Africa and their consequences.
In addition, the programme provides the opportunity for students to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the form of optional modules that exist within the Department and the Bradford Centre for International Development.