As the pioneering programme of its kind internationally, this MSc programme develops detailed empirical knowledge and analytical skills for understanding the complex linkages between violent conflict and development, both historically and today. It enables students to explore these linkages both within specific country and regional contexts and in the context of global interdependencies and the ways these affect peace, war, and non-war violence.
The programme introduces students to competing analytical approaches. It is multi-disciplinary though shaped by a particular interest in political economy. It encourages deep case study knowledge.
- To provide a thorough analytical grounding in under standing of violence and conflict, especially relating to developing countries;
- To encourage development of specialised knowledge o f particular case studies, as well as overall trends.
Two core courses with 20 weekly lectures of two hours each and 20 weekly seminars of one hour each, and two optional courses with 10 weekly lectures of one or two hours each and 10 weekly seminars of one hour each , and a dissertation of 10,000 words. The dissertation traditionally relies upon secondary sources, but some students have also chosen to conduct related fieldwork.
With a student population of around 4,000 from over 100 countries, our relatively small size ensures that we offer a friendly and welcoming environment while at the same time being able to take advantage of all University of London facilities.
- International class
- International faculty
- International study tours
- Issuance of foreign diploma and certifications