Security, Conflict and International Development MA, PGDip, PGCert by distance learning
1-2 years, full- or part-time
Why do humanitarian emergencies occur and how can we better respond to them? What better way to explore some of the most pressing concerns in contemporary global politics than by joining a global learning community dedicated to understanding them? Together you’ll interrogate the complex and evolving relationship between security, conflict and international development in a globalised world.
Taught by History
Teaching and learning
You are provided with a weekly reading list accompanied by questions or exercises designed by the Course Convenor to get you thinking and help you engage critically with that week’s literature.
The best way to make sense of what you read is to discuss it with others. Learning is a collaborative process and this is why the online forums accessed through Blackboard are central to our teaching. Each week you should use these forums to discuss your reading, ask questions, share ideas and debate arguments.
Alongside your weekly reading and discussions you are expected to complete module activities, designed to build a supportive online community of students as well as develop your key scholarly skills. Credit-bearing assessments for each module include a reflective statement and an end of module essay.
Your modules are structured enough to keep your studies on track whilst remaining flexible to the unique needs of distance learners, many of whom we know combine studies with demanding jobs.
You will be supported by a dedicated team of tutors and support staff available through Blackboard and email. Administrative support is available by telephone, and you can contact your personal tutor via telephone or Skype. You will be encouraged to contact other students to share views, ideas and issues and to create a virtual student community.
For the MA you must complete a dissertation.