Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally. You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions. We place a real emphasis on international debate and your teaching will be delivered in small groups involving students from around the world, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives to inform your learning. We will also provide you with skills in project management and you will learn how to draw up funding applications, competencies essential for working in the field. Find out more You will benefit by being taught by our highly qualified team of academics who are renowned in their fields of research. Our research in peace and development keeps our curriculum fresh and cutting edge. Staff members have close working links with organisations such as, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Pugwash, The Swiss Small Arms Survey, The Omega Foundation, The Mines Advisory Group, CND, Aegis, Huridocs and the Department for International Development (DfID), and we encourage students to engage with relevant external organisations and conferences. Why study Peace and Development at Leeds Beckett University...
- Research-led teaching
- Access to guest lectures, speakers and conferences
- Engage with charitable and public sector organisations
- Small group teaching
- Part-time options available
- Theorising Peace & Conflict
- Theorising Development
- Civilian Protection
- Gendering the International
- Security, Conflict & Development
- Developing & Managing Projects
Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sociology, politics, economics, philosophy, religious studies, human geography, history, business studies, criminology, journalism, media studies, anthropology, education studies, peace studies, European studies, international political economy, social work, law, social sciences, social policy, development studies, agricultural studies, land and environmental management, environmental sciences, events management, marketing, security studies or international relations, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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