Gain the knowledge you need to pursue a career in international peace-keeping, crisis diplomacy, post-conflict reconstruction, and sustainable development. Focused case studies and interactive simulations will build your understanding of negotiation, mediation, diplomacy and third party intervention. Our alumni, who form an international network, have used this programme as a spring board into foreign offices and diplomatic services, international organisations such as the UN, EU and OECD, and NGOs including IRC and Amnesty International.
Reasons to study International Conflict Analysis at Kent
- You will join our vibrant, diverse and international student community, bringing different perspectives into dialogue and facilitating a global network of close connections. Read about our first town hall on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity.
- You’ll be taught by world leading experts at the cutting edge of research, actively engaged in advising government and shaping debates.
- You’ll gain a practical understanding of conflict analysis fundamentals, combined with the flexibility to follow your interest through a broad range of optional modules.
- Our Canterbury campus offers an idyllic countryside setting on the edge of a lively student town, only an hour from London and a short train ride to Europe.
- You’ll learn the fundamental skills of analysis, interpretation and prediction, combined with the flexibility to follow your interest through a broad range of optional modules.
- High-profile engagement through the Global Europe Centre and the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, which crystallise our research, policy and practitioner networks into an annual schedule of events.
What you’ll learn
Develop concrete capabilities and critical insight into the challenges you could encounter in conflict environments. You’ll cover theories of conflict and violence through to resolving conflict in world politics. Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of conflict to the analysis of political events, ideas, institutions, and practices
See the modules you'll study
Choosing a topic
Although sometimes we have specific PhD research projects related to funding awards, most of our research students choose their own research topics. Once you have decided on the nature of your project, it is important to contact a staff member whose expertise matches your area of interest with a CV and research proposal to discuss your proposed project and potential supervisory arrangements.
You then work with your proposed supervisor on refining your research proposal which provides the starting point for your subsequent research.
MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PhD 3 to 4 years full-time, 5 to 6 years part-time
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