Postgraduate MA

Peace and Development

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally.

You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions.

We place a real emphasis on international debate and your teaching will be delivered in small groups involving students from around the world, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives to inform your learning. We will also provide you with skills in project management and you will learn how to draw up funding applications, competencies essential for working in the field.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including social work and social policy.

You will benefit by being taught by our highly qualified team of academics who are renowned in their fields of research. Our research in peace and development keeps our curriculum fresh and cutting edge.

Staff members have close working links with organisations such as, Oxfam, Amnesty International, Pugwash, The Swiss Small Arms Survey, The Omega Foundation, The Mines Advisory Group, CND, Aegis, Huridocs and the Department for International Development (DfID), and we encourage students to engage with relevant external organisations and conferences.

Why study Peace and Development at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Research-led teaching
  2. Access to guest lectures, speakers and conferences
  3. Engage with charitable and public sector organisations
  4. Small group teaching
  5. Part-time options available

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