Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course will provide you with a substantial grounding in the theory and history of international conflict and of intra' and inter'state disputes in the contemporary international system. It explores the multidisciplinary theoretical roots of international conflict, drawing on contributions from subjects such as international relations, politics, economics, sociology and history.This course also enables you to examine and analyse the various issues and dynamics that shape and influence conflict in the modern world, as well as explore the practical tools available to manage and resolve conflict.

Course Modules

Modules include: Applied research project; conflict theory and resolution; contemporary issues and case studies in security and conflict; dissertation; research skills. Optional modules: environmental politics: movements and ideas; from state to global politics; human rights: architectures, actors, activism; international political economy; nationalism and modernity; political communication, advocacy and campaigning; strategies for achieving human rights; terrorism, political violence and human rights; the theory and practice of international relations; cybercrime: context, form, risk, and regulation; freedom, censorship and subversion; from mass media to new media: theories, approaches, applications; influencing crime and justice policy; media and cinema in a global context; critical perspectives on politics; genocide and crimes against humanity; globalisation in an age of US hegemony; starry eyed and laughing: music, film and politics.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class degree or above or equivalent in a related area; relevant non'certified learning; an appropriate combination of certificated and non'certificated learning; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees