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Peace Studies (MA)

Duration: 12 months (full-time); 24 months (part-time)

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Peace Studies deals with one of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world - the challenges that confront actors in conflict and post-conflict societies. The course will reflect on the complexity of peace and peacebuilding, combining theoretical approaches with opportunities for in-depth case study research.

The aim of this programme is to deconstruct the notion of peace and shed light on the issues of peacebuilding. The course encourages thinking beyond the mainstream and encourages students to make a contribution to the discipline.

The programme is built around a core of International Relations, but also draws on other disciplines such as History, Economics, Religious Studies and Law. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary conflicts and attempts to (re) build peace. For further information, please download the MA Peace Studies subject guide

Students will have the opportunity to become involved in and benefit from the active work of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies (see tutu.hope.ac.uk).

Key information:

Location: Hope Park
Course:                          Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry 

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page. 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Testimonial

'I elected to study the MA Peace Studies programme at Liverpool Hope because not only did it grant me access to leading figures in the field of post conflict peace-building, I was also able to gain invaluable hands on experience at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies. Both a challenging and rewarding course for those wishing to push the boundaries of their postgraduate education!'

'I love the small classes and the variety of backgrounds in them because it makes every discussion so much more interesting. I think this makes the course really unique!'

 'I am privileged to be taught by great tutors with so much experience in the discipline, who guided and supported me all through the course'

Curriculum

Students must take the core modules: Critical Explorations in Peace Studies (30 credits) as well as Theory and Analysis of International Relations (30 credits), a postgraduate Research Methods module (15 credits), a Case Studies in Peace and Conflict module (15 credits) and a further 30 credits worth of elective modules before progressing to a dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules are expected to include, among others:

  • International Organisation
  • International Peacekeeping
  • The EU as an International Actor
  • Religion and Conflict

 

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business).

Students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to widening access to higher education.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in International Relations; grassroots peacebuilding; UN peacekeeping, European integration, American government, British and Irish politics and history, Latin American Politics, Political communication; and twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University's academic life and vision. In this context the Department of Politics and History is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture through an ongoing mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies hosts a number of visiting speakers, roundtables and conferences in the field of Peace Studies.

Employability

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in international organisations (UN and associated agencies), NGOs (especially peacebuilding organisations), international business, community organisations, diplomatic service, education, political life and the university sector.

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Peace Studies deals with one of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world - the challenges that confront actors in conflict and post-conflict societies. The course will reflect on the complexity of peace and peacebuilding, combining theoretical approaches with opportunities for in-depth case study research.

The aim of this programme is to deconstruct the notion of peace and shed light on the issues of peacebuilding. The course encourages thinking beyond the mainstream and encourages students to make a contribution to the discipline.

The programme is built around a core of International Relations, but also draws on other disciplines such as History, Economics, Religious Studies and Law. The objective is to encourage our students to engage critically with both the theoretical and practical dimensions of contemporary conflicts and attempts to (re) build peace. For further information, please download the MA Peace Studies subject guide

Students will have the opportunity to become involved in and benefit from the active work of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies (see tutu.hope.ac.uk).

Key information:

Location: Hope Park
Course:                          Masters Degree
Course fees: £4,500 (UK & EU)
Duration: Full or part time
Start date: September entry 

Graduates with a 2:1 or above maybe entitled to a discount by visiting our fees and funding page. 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Testimonial

'I elected to study the MA Peace Studies programme at Liverpool Hope because not only did it grant me access to leading figures in the field of post conflict peace-building, I was also able to gain invaluable hands on experience at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies. Both a challenging and rewarding course for those wishing to push the boundaries of their postgraduate education!'

'I love the small classes and the variety of backgrounds in them because it makes every discussion so much more interesting. I think this makes the course really unique!'

 'I am privileged to be taught by great tutors with so much experience in the discipline, who guided and supported me all through the course'

Curriculum

Students must take the core modules: Critical Explorations in Peace Studies (30 credits) as well as Theory and Analysis of International Relations (30 credits), a postgraduate Research Methods module (15 credits), a Case Studies in Peace and Conflict module (15 credits) and a further 30 credits worth of elective modules before progressing to a dissertation (60 credits).

Elective modules are expected to include, among others:

  • International Organisation
  • International Peacekeeping
  • The EU as an International Actor
  • Religion and Conflict

 

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in history, politics, international relations or a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and Business).

Students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Liverpool Hope University is committed to widening access to higher education.

Teaching & Research

The Department of History & Politics at Liverpool Hope has a strong teaching and research reputation. All faculty members are actively engaged in research, publishing and contributing to the development of their discipline.

The department has particular research interests in International Relations; grassroots peacebuilding; UN peacekeeping, European integration, American government, British and Irish politics and history, Latin American Politics, Political communication; and twentieth century European ideologies, cultures and identities.

Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope University's academic life and vision. In this context the Department of Politics and History is committed to developing and supporting an active research culture through an ongoing mix of research seminars, locally organised conferences and other events, including field trips and visiting speakers. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies hosts a number of visiting speakers, roundtables and conferences in the field of Peace Studies.

Employability

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in international organisations (UN and associated agencies), NGOs (especially peacebuilding organisations), international business, community organisations, diplomatic service, education, political life and the university sector.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

t: +44 (0) 151 291 3111

e: enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Catalina Montoya Londono

e: montoyc@hope.ac.uk

Department: History and Politics

Start date: September

How to Apply