MRes Security, Conflict and Human Rights 2018/19 entry

Duration Full time 1 year
Part time 2 years
Discipline
  • Politics and International Relations
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. It recognises that traditional approaches to this subject must now be complemented with new perspectives on issues such as human (in)security, domestic security and violence. Units contributing to this programme will draw on sociological and socio-legal research on topics that include: human rights, gender, violence and ethnopolitics; area studies’ expertise on language, culture and practice; and political and legal research on sovereignty, institutions and intervention and how these fields affect elements of security, conflict and human rights.

The MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights will equip you with interdisciplinary skills which will have an impact on the research, policy and practice needed to avoid and mitigate security risks. The programme is designed to provide research training for students who will progress to a PhD and for those who want to pursue careers with a significant research element.

This programme has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the South West Doctoral Training Centre.

The Programme Director is Dr David Lewis

Programme structure 2018/19

This programme comprises 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules (75 credits)

You take the following two 15 credit compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
SSIM900Contemporary Debates in Security, Conflict and Justice 15
SSIM901Interdisciplinary Research Design 15

You can then choose 45 credits from the following modules which must include one qualitative and one quantitative module

CodeModuleCredits
POLM139Quantitative Data Analysis in Political Science or POLM80930
POLM809Applied Quantitative Data Analysis or POLM13915
POLM140Qualitative Methods in Social Research or POLM06330
POLM063Qualitative Methods in Social Research or POLM14015

Optional modules (45 credits)

You then select 45 credits of optional modules from a number of subjects within the College. Your choice of specialist modules depends on your anticipated research area and will be chosen in consultation with the Programme Director.

Lists of modules can be found here:

Dissertation module (60 credits)

This is an opportunity to take a closer look at an issue of your choice. We’ll provide support to help you research an area, which really appeals to you.

CodeModuleCredits
POLM100Dissertation 60

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

With the exception of the dissertation, each module on this programme is normally taught through academic lectures expanded through seminar discussion, presentations, group work, reading and essay assignments.

Work on formulating a dissertation topic begins early in the academic year and you will have an individual supervisor for your dissertation.

Careers

Entry requirements 2018/19

You will be expected to have obtained a Law degree of at least UK 2:1 Honours or equivalent, or a degree in a social science subject, eg. Psychology, Sociology or Social Policy.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding 2018/19

Tuition fees per year 2018/19

  • UK/EU: £7,500 full-time; £3,750 part-time
  • International: £16,500 full-time

University funding

The Scholarships, Bursaries and Studentships website has information on all available options for funding open to prospective students of taught Masters programmes. You can also use the searchable database of all Scholarships and Bursaries to find funding for which you are eligible.

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Contact us

Please contact us if you would like more information about this programme, or if you would like to arrange to come and see us.

Postal address

Politics
University of Exeter
Amory Building
Rennes Drive
Exeter
EX4 4RJ
United Kingdom

Postgraduate Taught admissions

For all enquiries relating to this programme, please contact:

SSIS Student Recruitment Office
Tel. +44 (0)1392 723192
Email ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk

Where to find us

Politics is located on the University's Streatham Campus. For information on how to find us, please see our directions to Streatham Campus and the Streatham Campus map.

 

Visit the Politics and International Relations website