You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, livelihoods, human rights, 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 global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions.
Our teaching is delivered in small groups of students from around the world. We place a real emphasis on international debate, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives, and provide you with skills in project management and funding, essential for working in the field.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
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.
We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.
Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.
Teaching and learning
Please note that the modules listed below are correct for students joining us in 2018/19. If you are hoping to study this course in 2019/20, there may be changes to the modules offered.
We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is currently being reviewed for 2019 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2018/19 but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2019/20. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from February 2019.
John is a Principal Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
We have staff who have worked in the peace arena for NGOs, in academia, and for government departments who all bring a collective resource to teaching our students. We also very much want the students to bring their experiences into the academic framework that we set, and those students are from many different countries.
Fees & funding
This course doesn't currently have any active start dates.
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