The programme aims to focus on how to meet the strategic security and justice challenges of countries emerging from conflict. Designed specifically for those working in international development, the programme will seek to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of conflict prevention and recovery. Key topics to be covered will include: security sector reform; responding to the post conflict environment; understanding the role of security; how to develop the rule of law; the importance of human rights in delivering justice and security; and broader issues relating to international security and the risks posed by countries emerging from and vulnerable to conflict.
Conflict Prevention, Response and Recovery
Security and Rule of Law in Post-Conflict States
Researching Security, Conflict and International Development
Security Sector Reform
Human Rights, Justice and Security
International Security Risks
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are for writing the assignment. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.