Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ECPM002: Conflict Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2014/5 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Clemence Scalbert Yucel (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module seeks to provide you with the conceptual and analytical tools required to understand and explain the nature and character of contemporary violent conflict. It will familiarise you with key theoretical debates related to causes of war; competing characterisation of contemporary conflicts (both intra- and inter-state, including intervention); and impact of dynamics of conflict on the cessation of hostilities and the ensuing peace. Theoretical interpretations of political violence will be contextualised in terms of ongoing cases of conflict in the Middle East and beyond.

Module created

May 2012

Last revised