MA Peace and Conflict Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
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This course is an in-depth study of peace and conflict theories. It allows for an analysis of peacebuilding practices and the challenging of key assumptions.
This is complemented by additional optional modules in International Relations, Development Studies and Humanitarianism, as well as a very rewarding field trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.William Reynolds, UK / MA Peace and Conflict Studies graduate
- Study in a leading programme for critical approaches to peace and conflict studies.
- Develop a sound understanding of the international peace architecture in terms of its international interventions (e.g., peace negotiations, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, statebuilding and conflict resolution), its actors and mixed outcomes.
- Learn about grassroots peace agency in various parts of the world and how it connects with international interventions.
- Benefit from a course with a working fieldtrip that teaches conflict-sensitive methodology and critical approaches to fieldwork.
On this day, you will learn more about the School, our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information, see open days and visits .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £16,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,000
UK students (per annum): £8,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for international students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees .
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme:
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
Manchester Master's Bursary:
The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study and allocates 75 awards of £4,000 each year.
Postgraduate loans for master's students
If you're coming to Manchester this year to begin postgraduate study, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.
For more information on our awards, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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