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International Conflict and Security - MA

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Brussels School of International Studies

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The International Conflict and Security MA at the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) are structured to introduce you to the key concepts and theories necessary to understand the features of contemporary international conflict studies and security issues.

Overview

At the same time, it gives the opportunity, through practical and case study-driven modules, to learn about conflict prevention and early warning, as well as the appropriate ways of managing conflicts peacefully through negotiation and mediation.

The programme also provides you with training specific to working in the field of conflict analysis, such as preparing reports on specific conflicts or security issues, drafting recommendations for policymakers, or mediating between conflicting parties. The programme is constantly updated to introduce fresh insights from the theory of conflict and innovative policy strategies as developed in the field by practitioners and academics alike.

An ideal subject for those who may have previously worked in conflict zones, or have an interest in how the theories of international relations cuts across the study of conflict, conflict resolution and security issues. Alongside your studies, you will have access to many additional external lectures, conferences and seminars, or via an internship with an organisation such as NATO. The teaching is delivered by academics and enhanced by practitioners - experts in their field combining theory with contemporary case studies bringing the latest global conflicts to the classroom.

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

  • provide a programme that will attract, and meet the needs of both those seeking to prepare for careers in fields concerned with international conflicts and those with a general intellectual interest in contemporary security issues
  • provide you with a research-active teaching environment which gives you a good grounding in the study of study of international conflict and war, co-operation, security and peace
  • examine how state, non-state and supra-national actors behave and interact in conflict situations

Careers

The University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) is a specialist postgraduate centre offering advanced English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. We host three academic schools of the University of Kent which allows students to specialise in one programme while informing their personal approach to international studies with another, via a secondary specialisation.

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University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 86 11

    29th out of 105 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    107 52%

    55th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    46th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    56th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    111 58%

    61st

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    76th

    6

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