King's College London

Course Introduction

This course offers a multidisciplinary, comparative study of national, ethnic and religious conflicts in deeply divided societies. It compares case studies from the Middle East and around the world, examining the theoretical literature on the causes and consequences of conflict, conflict regulation, and internationally led and grassroots peace processes.

It examines the causes, consequences and outcomes of national, ethnic and religious conflicts in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It will give you an understanding of theories of conflict and conflict regulation in deeply divided societies and how these apply to a wide range of cases, Topics covered include, indicatively, the dynamics of nationalism, sectarianism and identity, the role of civil society in peace processes, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the role of collective memory.

Our graduates take the skills that they develop to become leaders in the public and private sectors, academia, government, diplomacy and journalism. Students on our MA courses have gone on to build careers in further academic research, NGOs, civil service, NATO, UN, media and publishing, finance and investment, teaching, and the armed forces.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £25,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,150 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,150 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £12,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a minimum 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in such an appropriate subject as history, politics, international relations or languages. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Students who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall, minimum 176 in all skills; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100