Conflict, Security & Development

The MA Conflict, Security & Development explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security. It provides an analytical and empirically informed treatment of the linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. Our course is designed to provide students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the complex linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. The course encourages you to explore the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security. Our course’s core course introduces you to the major debates in the fields of security and international relations, regarding the interaction between processes of political and economic development, conflict and violent social change.

Course syllabus:

  1. Security & Development

  2. Dissertation

  3. Approaches to Understanding Violence & Atrocities in African Civil Wars

  4. Comparative Civil Wars

  5. State Failure & State Building

  6. Transitional Justice & International Criminal Law

  7. Complex Political Emergencies, Security & Health

  8. Conflict Development & Islam in Russia, the Caucasus & Central Asia

  9. Gender in International Politics & Security