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Postgraduate Study

Excellent Masters courses and PhD supervision 

We offer two excellent Masters courses in ‘Defence, Development and Diplomacy’, and in ‘Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding”Our teaching is interactive, policy-relevant, inter-disciplinary and innovative. Through simulations, invited experts, collaborations with practitioners, and fieldtrips we aim to deliver a classroom experience that is different from the norm. Our alumni are distributed across the world, many in key decision-making appointments. 

We also offer PhD supervision in issues related to peace, conflict, development and security.  

  • MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy

    The MSc is designed for practitioners and students looking to enhance their skills in the context of broader theoretical models, as well as graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind.
    Mali islamist north ansar al din
  • MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

    The focus of governments and humanitarian NGOs has progressively shifted towards conflict prevention and building sustainable peace.
    Arab Spring

MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy

The MSc is designed for practitioners and students looking to enhance their skills in the context of broader theoretical models, as well as graduates with a career in government, the armed forces, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs or academia in mind.
Mali islamist north ansar al din

MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The focus of governments and humanitarian NGOs has progressively shifted towards conflict prevention and building sustainable peace.
Arab Spring

Durham Global Security Institute offers two interdisciplinary Masters programmes 

All courses are designed to maximise inter-participant interaction. The MScs explore the interface between defence, development and diplomacy in conflict contexts. They explore the causes and effects of violence, and approaches towards conflict prevention, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction. Straddling war and peace studies, and drawing on (international) politics, law, geography and anthropology, among others, the programmes enable students to engage with theories, to discuss with academics and practitioners and to gain practical skills. Both courses use a broad range of teaching methods, among them, lectures, seminars, role plays, simulations and round tables. 

Cross-cutting themes include the changing relationship between state, society and the international system; the role of law, ethics, culture and communication; the interplay between the local and the transnational; and the relationship between different approaches towards security. The MScs are targeted at professionals from governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, graduates and those wishing to pursue further research. 

 

Durham Global Security Institute Masters Degrees

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Professor Roger MacGinty 
Executive Director 
Durham Global Security Institute 
Al-Qasimi Building 
Elvet Hill Road 
Durham, DH1 3TU, UK