Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM084: Conflict, Security and Development in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Klejda Mulaj (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This first required module for MA Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) provides scholarly grounding of the evolving concepts and practices of CSD. Students will have the opportunity to reflect meaningfully upon International Relations’ conceptual frameworks used to interpret security, war and violence of war, the state, humanitarian intervention, issues of transitional justice, aid and development, and peace-building – in general and in the context of some contemporary case studies. The module will provide the necessary intellectual and historical contexts to prepare students for the term 2 requirement which is a work placement module based in an organisation that works on the kinds of activities studied in this module.

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