Critical Perspectives on Conflict and Violence (L2154S)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

In recent years, there has been increased focus on conflict, violence and peace-building. The media, popular literature and aid programmes have raised important questions about how these processes are understood and represented, and what implications this has for the local and international response, and in turn the transformation of conflict and violence.

This module will offer critical perspectives on mainstream approaches to the study of conflict, violence and peace drawing on both anthropology and development studies.


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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: