The International Conflict MSc combines a theoretical and historical foundation with case studies from across the globe.
The course places extra emphasis on developing your research skills which will be a valuable addition to your CV.
Option modules allow you to tailor the course to your own interests.
The dissertation gives you the chance to study under expert supervision an area of interest in greater depth.
Teaching staff are research-active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge (read more in the Research areas section).
You also benefit from our series of visiting speakers, which has included presentations by leading figures from politics, the media and international organisations.
The taught modules aim to prepare you for the job market. Alongside your academic studies, you gain skills in:
problem solving and organisation;
data collation, review and synopsis;
communication (oral, written and electronic);
co-operation and teamwork.
This course is ideal if you have a personal or professional interest in current affairs. It can help you start or promote a career in areas such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), inter-governmental organisations or journalism. Read more in the After you graduate section.
It also provides an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD-level study in fields such as international relations, politics, development studies or history.
This course is available on a part-time basis to help you fit your studies around other commitments.