MA Conflict, Development and Security
This course offers you ...
- an opportunity to investigate the changing nature of war.
- the chance to study the challenges surrounding conflict and humanitarian intervention.
- an insight into an area of growing topicality and concern.
- the ability to examine the use of aid as a tool of conflict resolution.
If you …
- want an academically-cutting edge course that is policy-relevant.
- wish to broaden your understanding of complex political emergencies.
- are considering a career, or currently working, in the humanitarian or social reconstruction sector.
- want an interdisciplinary approach with a wide range of optional modules.
… then MA Conflict, Development and Security could be the right course for you.
Conflict, Development and Security addresses the merger of development and security issues, and its implications for analysing the reconstruction of war-affected societies.
This programme bridges the themes of conflict, aid policy and liberal styles of governance. You will analyse the ways in which security, developmental and humanitarian agents adapt to instability. You will also examine the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal conflict, and the development of trans-border economies and the political dynamics they support.
The course gives you the opportunity to study the regionally differentiated responses to conflict in, for example, Africa and the Balkans, and to discuss issues relating to humanitarian conditionality, containment, and the role of IGOS and NGOs. In analysing the relationship between aid and politics in 'new' wars, this inter-disciplinary programme draws upon the department's rich diversity of approach and experience.
Start date: September 2013
Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time.