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MA The Politics of Conflict and Violence

Course Description

Course Description

This degree will provide you with the skills and resources necessary to ask critical questions about the politics of conflict and violence in the modern world. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, you will explore the politics, sites, logics, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence.

You will complete one core module - 'The Politics of Conflict and Violence' - then choose three option modules which, along with your chosen dissertation subject, allow you to focus on your preferred specialisms. You will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects which include:

the politics of war and peace
the politics of nuclear weapons and arms control
humanitarian intervention
the political legacies of conflict
the changing character of war
the nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence

This course is suitable if you have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course will benefit you if you are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as non-governmental organisations, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to tailor your study around your other commitments and gain your qualification whilst still working.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.


Core Modules

The Politics of Conflict and Violence

Plus 3 option modules from a choice of approximately 15 (visit the University of Leicester website for an up to date list).

Teaching and Assessment Methods

The University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard allows for a range of innovative and engaging teaching techniques including online presentations, podcasts, interactive message boards and wikis, as well as one-to-one contact through conventional channels. Modules are assessed by a traditional end-of-module essay and a range of online activities. An Associate Tutor will guide you through the module, contactable via the online forums or by email at any time.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MA The Politics of Conflict and Violence page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Either a first or a good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. We also welcome applicants with relevant professional experience. You must also meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

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