Masters | Postgraduate Course - Security, Conflict and Justice MSc Course Details within University of Leeds

Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, Beech Grove House, Leeds
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Security, Conflict and Justice MSc

Study Details

MSc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Hosted by the School of Law, this interdisciplinary programme is run in conjunction with the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

The programme offers an exciting opportunity to understand contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from the perspectives of: Criminology; International Relations; Law; Politics; and Sociology. It will allow you to select from a broad range of modules to critically evaluate some of the most pressing contemporary issues of security, conflict and justice from an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as offering the opportunity to specialise in topics that relate to your future career choice or academic interests.

Module details

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • New Frontiers of Security, Conflict and Justice 15 credits
  • Researching Crime, Security and Justice 30 credits
  • Security, Conflict and Justice 30 credits
  • Dissertation Security, Conflict and Justice 60 credits

Optional modules

  • Criminal Justice Processes 30 credits
  • Globalisation and Crime 15 credits
  • International Human Rights 30 credits
  • Global Governance through Law 30 credits
  • Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance 30 credits
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development 30 credits
  • Terrorism 15 credits
  • Critical Security Studies 30 credits
  • Global Justice 30 credits

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in criminology, international relations, law, politics, sociology, social policy, or related social science discipline.

Student Destinations

The truly interdisciplinary nature of the MSc syllabus will provide you with valuable tools to pursue a wide range of career paths relevant to security and justice. The MSc programme is ideal if you plan to work in professions that relate to criminal justice, global governance, policing, social policy, international relations, international security, and academia. By developing the ability to think broadly and to connect complex issues, you will be well equipped for the future. This degree programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter into further academic research or to pursue a professional career in areas such as, civil service, media and publishing, teaching and training, policy, or international agencies and NGOs.

Vocational posts in organisations such as the United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the armed forces are also potential destinations for graduates.