Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary development issues, and gain the specialist skills to work in peacebuilding, conflict analysis and humanitarian response. Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s outstanding international expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. The course offers you the opportunity of a placement-based research project, providing hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You will leave the course with:
- in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin contemporary humanitarian action and conflict response
- a critical understanding of humanitarian, peacebuilding and development policy and practice
- practical skills in research, analysis and communication and an understanding of how these can be applied to the fields of humanitarianism, conflict and development
- rich experience of working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS), United Kingdom