London Metropolitan University
Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy MA
London Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why study this course

Drawing on both academic and practitioner expertise, this master’s course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to begin a career in the field of conflict transformation and resolution, whether in the public sector or for non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

During the course you’ll examine the theoretical and conceptual issues in the fields of conflict and diplomacy, while gaining skills in analysis and the practice of conflict transformation and resolution techniques.

More about this course

This Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy MA degree is taught by specialists in politics and international relations, many of whom are internationally recognised for the quality of their work.

This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual debates about the nature and origin of political conflict. It will equip you with knowledge of the specialist techniques employed by conflict resolution experts to transform and resolve conflicts. It will also act as a stepping stone to doctoral study in peace and conflict resolution, as well as related politics and international relations fields.

To provide this combination of academic and practical knowledge, the expertise of full-time academic staff will be supplemented by that of experienced conflict resolution practitioners from International Alert. This is a leading non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in this field whose staff have led and participated in conflict resolution exercises around the world.

You will be assessed through courseworks and a dissertation between 12,000 and 15,000 words. The dissertation forms a key element of your master's degree. It allows you to pursue a topic of your choosing in depth and is to be completed over the summer study period.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

You will be required to have at least a lower second class honours degree in a relevant discipline such as politics, international relations, international development, or social and behavioural sciences (applications are also welcome from those who have experience in conflict resolution or who possess relevant professional qualifications).


Tuition Fees Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy MA

England UK £10500
Northern Ireland £10500
Scotland £10500
Wales £10500
EU £18150
International £18150
Channel Islands £18150
Ireland £18150

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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