The Global Governance of Education and Conflict (107X3)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The complex relationship between education and conflict has risen up the international policy agenda since the 1990s. This coincides with the post-Cold War rise in humanitarian and peacekeeping interventions by UN and NATO and a subsequent expansion of educational aid and development activities in conflict and post-conflict environments.

The module seeks to critically explore the relationship between education and conflict in low-income countries. It explores:

  • the complex and multidirectional ways that education and conflict affect each other
  • the role that education can potentially play in both the production and prevention of violent armed conflict.

More specifically it seeks to understand the global architecture, policies and practices of major international institutions as they intervene into education in conflict and post-conflict states. You will:

  • gain insights into the key issues and development agencies that are shaping the global education and conflict agenda
  • develop the skills to critically analyse policy and practice.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.