This programme recognises the opportunities for educational provision in an area of increasing interest amongst the academic community, namely the links between development, security and conflict. It will make a direct link between academic and practical policy approaches to analysing and recovering from conflicts, with an emphasis on developing countries.
This programme provides a framework for exploring academic synergies and for students to undertake genuinely interdisciplinary study.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Looking for an alternative to an MBA? This Master will bring you to a different level of leadership, one that focuses on impact and meaning. - Become a visionary leader - Embrace complexity and radically reframe the questions - Develop an adaptive mindset to set a direction not a destination - Master tools that call upon imagination and creativity to develop a innovative vision - Experience a human-centered approach to leadership and test solutions – as well as yourself - Gain a holistic understanding of world dynamics and lead change in business and society
- A tailor-made learning journey Combination of building blocks | At your own rhythm - A broad array of topics to choose from Geopolitics & global governance | Environment | Sustainable finance | Global health | Conflict and fragility | Development | Gender | Policy and decision-making processes - A portfolio of skills Design thinking | Strategic foresight | Systems thinking | Advocacy | Multidimensional negotiation - Diversity in approaches and perspectives Economic | Political | Social | Legal | Cultural - An intensive module on adaptive leadership Inner agility | Complexity and question reframing | Vision building | Caring leadership
Who is this programme for? Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to: Design their learning journey at their own pace as needs arise; Reinvent their professional path and become visionary leaders; Gain a holistic view of world affairs; Make a positive contribution to the world.
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
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) This course focuses on the political development goals of sustainable peace, good governance and stable democracy. Drawing on different theoretical approaches and various empirical examples throughout the degree programme, it asks students to critically assess alternative suggestions for establishing peace and inclusive, durable democracies in developing countries.
Key topics include inter alia the possible definitions, arguable causes and consequences of democracy; the political, social and economic effects of different political institutions; and the typically contested origins of violent intrastate conflicts as well as the suggestions that have been made to help overcome them.
The course adopts a unique interdisciplinary approach which is grounded in the acknowledgment that it is extremely difficult to meet international development targets in states experiencing endemic political instability, violent civil conflict, gross human rights abuses and acute crises of governance.
The MA Conflict, Governance and International Development degree is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time.
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways: - MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action - MSc International Development with Economics - MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability