Conflict, Security and Development (917M1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

How do states, international institutions and organisations engage over challenges like civil war, famine, terrorism or state collapse?

What is the role of normative concepts like security and development within this?

On this module, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the linkages between conflict, security and development. The study of contemporary conflict, security and development practices can't be understood without attending to the histories of such ideas. Their histories are couched in colonial experience and continue to structure contemporary relations between the Global South and Global North. The module will provide you with the necessary theoretical tools to approach this subject, grounded in applied examples and cases.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


10%: Coursework (Portfolio)
90%: 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 2023/24. 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.