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Security, Conflict and Human Rights PhD

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Programme overview

The PhD in Security, Conflict and Human Rights is an interdisciplinary pathway. It explicitly recognises that traditional approaches to security and conflict must encompass different disciplinary perspectives on issues of human (in)security to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and protecting human rights.

This programme is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnership interdisciplinary pathways delivered in partnership with the Universities of Bath and Exeter.

Globalisation has altered the security environment, and violence has shifted from organised inter-state war to protracted warfare fought by non-state actors and local militias as well as state militaries. Climate change, forced migration, gender-based violence, radicalisation, humanitarian emergencies, terrorism and WMD proliferation have - to varying degrees - been securitised by states, intergovernmental institutions and non-governmental organisations. This broadening of the global security agenda has highlighted the limits of existing local, regional and global responses to these new challenges, and although human rights are codified within international law, their implementation is often inhibited.

This PhD responds directly to these challenges and equips researchers with the interdisciplinary skills required to shape the research, policy and practice needed to prevent conflict and mitigate security risks.

As this is an interdisciplinary PhD pathway, within your proposal you will be required to articulate, clearly and substantively, how and in what ways your proposed research is interdisciplinary in nature. You should also be aware that an offer of a place on this programme is dependent on the availability of co-supervision from two staff members from different disciplines relevant to your proposal. You are required to identify this in the 'proposed supervisor' section of your application.

Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Careers

The PhD in Security, Conflict and Human Rights offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Our students go on to employment in areas of academia, international security, development and conflict issues, the Department for International Development, policy researchers, consultants, policy civil servants or the military.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 104 10

    14th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    173 77%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    16th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    94th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    169 81%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    15th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    78th

    61

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