By taking our MSc, you’ll have the chance to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. Interact with policymakers and potential employers on the study trip to Brussels or Geneva.
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Delivered by our experienced practitioners and leading scholars, our Masters degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major events such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring.
We take a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations in order to focus on conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas. The course also explores the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors like natural resources and migration.
Contemporary dilemmas surrounding the politics of climate change negotiations, civil war, human rights, international terrorism and humanitarian intervention provide some of the raw material for this MSc, which are studied in-depth over the course of the academic year.
This course will help you to develop the transferrable skills that employers are looking for. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
This MSc course provides opportunities for you to meet key figures involved in international organisations to help you understand what a career in an International Organisation or NGO would involve. The MSc seminar series, as well as the visits to international organisations, also facilitate contact between students and potential employers. We aim to put you in touch with the voluntary sector. Volunteering not only provides work experience and networking opportunities in a relevant field, but it also allows you to exhibit a range of general skills that you’ll have acquired at university, including researching, report-writing and conducting presentations.
As part of our focus on employability, there’s a study trip to Brussels or Geneva that will give you the opportunity to interact with policymakers and potential employers.
If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.
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