University of East London

Course Introduction

On this cutting'edge course, we specialise in giving our students an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between conflict, displacement and human insecurity.

We will help you to develop the skills and understanding to prepare for employment in the fields of conflict management and resolution, humanitarian assistance and displacement, human rights and development initiatives.

The key aspects of your learning will be the focus on conflict and displacement. We value a people'centred approach and an emphasis on human security which combines both human rights and human development.

The course approaches development as an important security strategy and considers displacement a measure of human security. We will encourage you to adopt an independent critical approach to contemporary theories of conflict, human rights and human security.

You will work with academics involved in the latest research and have access to wide'ranging expertise in our research centres, covering human rights in conflict, social justice and change, migration, refugees and belonging and gender research.

Course Modules

• Conflict, Displacement and Human Security (core)

• Qualitative Research Methods (Social Sciences) (core)

• Dissertation (core)

• Introduction to Forced Migration (option)

• Development in the International Context (option)

• Current Issues in Forced Migration (option)

• Global Environmental Politics (option)

• War and Human Rights (option)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,340 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £1,390 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.1 Honours in a relevant subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. English language requirements: Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent). We will also consider a minimum 2:2 Honours degree with relevant work experience.