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MScInternational Conflict and Cooperation

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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Delivered by experienced practitioners and leading scholars, the Masters degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major events such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks, the Arab Spring and the COVID-19 crisis.

It takes a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations in order to focus on conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas. The course also explores the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors like natural resources and migration.

Contemporary dilemmas surrounding the politics of climate change negotiations, civil war, human rights, international terrorism and humanitarian intervention provide some of the raw material for this MSc, which are studied in-depth over the course of the academic year.

Career opportunities

MSc International Conflict and Cooperation is a gateway to employment in government agencies, the NGO sector and international organisations – as well as into PhD study, research and academia. The course provides a background in conflict study, the role of international organisations and a thematic and geographical focus on distinct areas and problems, as well as analysis of solutions. The academic skills aspects of the course also provide a background to undertake further research.

This course is designed to meet the needs of both current and future practitioners, as well as those intending to further their knowledge on a specific subject by pursuing a research degree after the completion of their MSc thesis. Upon completion of this course, graduates may expect to find employment in organisations such as:

Governmental (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and respective ministries in other countries)
Inter-governmental (European Union, NATO, United Nations, North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organisation)
Non-governmental (Amnesty International, Red Cross, Human Rights Watch)

Since the International Conflict and Cooperation course began in 2007, students have followed a range of post-MSc careers. Many have used it as a means to pursue further postgraduate study in this field, with a group of graduates going on to pursue PhD study at a range of universities. Other graduates have launched successful careers in the NGO sector, public affairs and political research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States