Masters | Postgraduate Course - Security Conflict and Human Rights MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,800 full-time; £3,900 part-time International: £17,200 full-time
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Security Conflict and Human Rights MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. It recognises that traditional approaches to this subject must now be complemented with new perspectives on issues such as human (in)security, domestic security and violence. Units contributing to this programme will draw on sociological and socio-legal research on topics that include: human rights, gender, violence and ethnopolitics; area studies’ expertise on language, culture and practice; and political and legal research on sovereignty, institutions and intervention and how these fields affect elements of security, conflict and human rights.

The MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights will equip you with interdisciplinary skills which will have an impact on the research, policy and practice needed to avoid and mitigate security risks. The programme is designed to provide research training for students who will progress to a PhD and for those who want to pursue careers with a significant research element.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • SSIM900 Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice 15
  • SSIM901 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15
  • POLM100 Dissertation 60
  • POLM086 Quantitative Data Analysis or POLM809 30
  • POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis or POLM139 15
  • POLM140 Qualitative Methods in Social Research or POLM063 30
  • POLM063 Qualitative Methods in Social Research or POLM140 15

Entry Requirements

You will be expected to have obtained a Law degree of at least UK 2:1 Honours or equivalent, or a degree in a social science subject, eg. Psychology, Sociology or Social Policy.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.