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PG Dip
Peace & Development

Postgraduate course
Politics & Global Ethics

Address key global challenges from a critical and analytical perspective enabling you to understand how we tackle, violence, poverty, climate change and inequality

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    12 Months
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus

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Our course is shaped by critical concern to make a positive difference around the world through personal, academic and professional action.
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second 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 & Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second 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; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second 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 & Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second 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; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

  • Nicholas Renn Nichol

Careers

Nicholas Renn Nichol
Managing Director, AptART

BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development

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“The course allowed me the freedom to explore how charities are run and how ethics are imposed within the organisation.

MODULES & LEARNING

Provides an introduction to the core theories of war, peace and conflict reconstruction and an analysis of the major drivers, key theorists and practitioners.

Introduces key policy debates including governance, decentralisation and the role of civil society, and examines new ways of delivering development in partnerships between governments, donors and civil society.

Critically examines and integrates peace and development discourses around post-conflict reconstruction and considers recovery from major disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.

Deconstructs the truth content of contrasting and often contradictory models of key security issues from the competing state power and human security perspectives.

Critically examines the conceptual framework of international development in a global context, introducing a variety of different perspectives. You will become familiar with 'development orthodoxy' and critiques of it.

Deepen your awareness of research methodologies and approaches which are required in order to critique existing research and carry out Masters level research. You will develop practical skills in research design and data analysis.

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.
  • Dr John Willott
    Dr John Willott Dr John Willott
    Principal Lecturer

    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.

    Dr John Willott is MA course leader and has research interests in marginalised people, security, environment and development.
  • PG Dip Peace and Development - Dr John Willott, Course Lecturer

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £3466. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £7000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
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