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MAPeace, Conflict and Development

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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The Division of Peace Studies and the Bradford Centre for International Development each have a strong set of Master’s programmes; alongside undergraduate, postgraduate research, and Research and Knowledge Transfer programmes. Both have high international reputations in their respective areas, in terms of teaching, research and policy and programme engagement.

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development aims to combine the strengths of these two Divisions in providing a structured, innovative and challenging taught MA programme on the important interrelationships between peace, conflict and development. It offers a comprehensive introduction and analysis of the interrelationships between development, conflict and security in developing and transitional societies.

It covers: development theory, policy and programming debates; interrelationships between insecurity, poverty and development; peace and peacebuilding (including conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction); human security issues; natural resource conflict, co-operation and management; environment and security in developing and fragile political contexts; and conflict-sensitive development principles and practices. It also equips its students with practical skills in order to design and manage projects and programmes in the field.

Programme structure

Modules: © = Core, (O) = Option
Semester 1 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Module)
Issues in Development Theory (20 Credits) ©
Introduction to Peace Studies (20 Credits) ©
Conflict Resolution Theory (20 Credits) (O)
Gender, Conflict and Development (20 Credits) (O)
Perspectives on Security and Development (20 Credits) (O)
Project Planning, Design and Appraisal (20 Credits) (O)
Public Sector Management Theories and Concepts (20 Credits) (O)

Semester 2 (60 Credits – 2 x © Modules and 1 x (O) Modules)

Issues in Development Policy (20 Credits) ©
Natural Resource Government (20 Credist) ©
African Security Studies (20 Credits) (O)
Applied Conflict Resolution Skills (20 Credits) (O)
Cities in Conflict (20 Credits) (O)
Public Policy Analysis and Management (20 Credits) (O)
Project Appraisal and Economic Analysis (20 Credits) (O)
Project Management Skills (20 Credits) (O)

End of Semester 2 onwards (60 Credits – 1 x © Modules)

Career opportunities

Students will benefit from practical skills-based training as well as academic education, in relation to engagement with key contemporary policy and programme debates of the key international and national organisations involved in peace, conflict and development. They will benefit from the strong international engagement of the relevant teaching staff in these debates, and the networks that these bring.

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development combines theoretical and academic debates on these interrelationships with examinations of the relevant policy and programming issues, so it is relevant for decision-makers and stakeholders within developing, fragile or conflict-affected countries and for those concerned with international aid and assistance.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 May 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application deadline
1 May 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States