Conflict, Governance and International Development (MA)
The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach combining development perspectives in the analysis, understanding, and practical foundations for advanced studies in human rights, the origins of conflict and conflict resolution, democratisation, good governance and civil society.
The turbulence in world politics over the past two decades has shown that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in the economic, human, and social sectors in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses, and acute crises of governance.
In addition to modules covering conflict, governance and development perspectives, the course addresses competing perspectives on contemporary world development, and on key issues such as (Post) Cold War Order, civil society, international relations and democracy, globalisation, political and governance and international political economy.
The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
The majority of the School’s research was rated as ‘internationally outstanding or high quality’ by the government in the last national research assessment exercise (RAE 2008). The School was placed in the top three departments in the country for research on international development. Furthermore, the School is consistently ranked highly in league tables. We are in the top 10 of the Guardian and Times League Tables for Geography and Environmental Sciences; in 2012/13 we were ranked 3rd in the Guardian’s University Guide and 9th in The Times League Table.