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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Conflict, Development and Security

Programme code:MA-PIED/C-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Hugh Dyer Contact address:h.c.dyer@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

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

Programme specification:

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

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidated will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PIED5213MConflict, Complex Emergencies and Global Governance30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5800MDissertation60 credits1 Sept to 30 Sept

Optional modules:

Canditates will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules:

PIED5210MAfrica in the Contemporary World30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5255MGender, Globalisation and Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5275MPolitical Economy of Resources and Development30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5323MEuropean Defence and Security Analysis30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5400MThe Rise of China30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5410MContemporary Politics of the Middle East30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5501MThe Politics of the Israel-Palestine Conflict30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5512MInsurgency30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5523MInternational Political Economy30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5547MPopular Culture: World politics, Society and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5562MInternational Relations and the Environment30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5570MTerrorism30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5598MCivil War and Intrastate Conflict30 creditsSemester 1
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5779MResearch Methods30 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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