2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Conflict, Development and Security
|Programme code:||MA-PIED/C-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Hugh Dyer||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
Good honours degree or equivalent. English language requirements in line with current POLIS requirements.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Politics and International Studies
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Politics and International Studies MA Exam Board
The programme fills an important gap in national MA provision. It directly addresses the increasing merger of development and security issues and the need to politically and socially reconstruct war-affected societies. The programme is of interest to students seeking employment in the expanding field of humanitarian intervention and social reconstruction as well as practitioners wishing to study relevant issues in more depth.
Since the MA is interdisciplinary, it occupies a bridging position within POLIS and, through the wide range of optional modules, draws upon the department's rich diveristy of approach and experience. Finally, the programme is both academically cutting-edge and policy relevant at a time when the nature of security is undergoing radical change.
Progression rules for all POLIS MA programmes
1) Proceed to dissertation:
Students can proceed straight to dissertation if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in a minimum of 90 credits (including all compulsory modules for that programme) AND if they have an overall credit weighted average of at least 50%. If there are any failed modules then one re-sit opportunity per failed module will be offered.
2) Proceed to dissertation suspended until 1) achieved:
Students who achieve 50% or above in a minimum of 60 but fewer than 90 credits will be suspended from progressing to dissertation until after their re-sits have been taken and the criteria in 1) have been achieved. Once the student has achieved the criteria in 1) they will be allowed to progress to project at the next available opportunity which is usually in the next academic year.
3) Cannot proceed to dissertation or MA, re-registered on PG Diploma:
Students will not be allowed to proceed to dissertation or the MA, and will subsequently be re-registered on the PGDip if a pass at 50% or above is achieved in fewer than 60 credits. There will be one re-sit opportunity offered for each failed module for a maximum award of a PGDiploma to be obtained.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidated will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|PIED5213M||Conflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5800M||Dissertation||60 credits||1 Sep to 30 Sept (13mth)|
Canditates will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules:
|PIED5210M||Africa in the Contemporary World||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5255M||Gender, Globalisation and Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5275M||Political Economy of Resources and Development||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5323M||European Defence and Security Analysis||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5400M||The Rise of China||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5410M||Contemporary Politics of the Middle East||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5501M||The Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5512M||Insurgency||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5523M||International Political Economy||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5547M||Popular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5562M||International Relations and the Environment||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5570M||Terrorism||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5598M||Civil War and Intrastate Conflict||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|PIED5626M||Global Justice||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PIED5779M||Research Methods||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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