University of Leicester

Department of Politics and International Relations

The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Addressing conflict and violence in its many forms and drawing on cutting edge research conducted by members of the Department of Politics and International Relations, you will have the opportunity to conduct advanced study on subjects such as: The politics of war and peace The politics of nuclear weapons and arms control Humanitarian intervention The political legacies of conflict The changing character of war The politics of defining, conducting and combating terrorism The nature and theoretical conceptualisation of violence The role of gender politics in conflict and violence Classical strategy and the utility of force Combining theoretical and empirical approaches, you will explore the politics, sites, logics, technologies and ethics of conflict and violence. This course is suitable if you have an academic background in (but not limited to) international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law. The course will benefit you if you are seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors such as NGOs, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.


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