MRes Security, Conflict and Human RightsFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study requires daytime attendance
|Start date||September 2020|
This programme is one of five interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.
The MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights recognises social scientific research on security, conflict and human rights from different disciplines, and how different approaches treat these issues. The programme moves beyond traditional approaches to security studies to complement these with wider perspectives, such as human (in)security, including domestic insecurity and violence, to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice.
We equip researchers with the interdisciplinary skills to impact research, policy and practice to avoid and mitigate security risks.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 ESRC scholarships for this interdisciplinary pathway.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will take a combination of mandatory and optional taught units across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (including the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and School for Policy Studies). Each is delivered within a 12-week teaching block and assessed by an essay or equivalent form of written submission. This is followed in the summer term by a dissertation.
Please note that some units will be delivered collaboratively with partner institutions and will require travel.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The MRes in Security, Conflict and Human Rights offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Foremost, the MRes is the academic basis and preparation for students choosing the 1+3 programme (the first year is the MRes and the +3 the PhD).
The programme emphasises ESRC-accredited research methods training, the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation, and the ability to think in broad theoretical and interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues. These provide an ideal introduction to academic research and to working for NGOs.
It would be of interest to anyone pursuing a career in international security, development and conflict issues, international development departments of government, policy research, consultancy, the civil service or the military.
1 August 2020. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
The closing date for ESRC studentship applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 21 January 2020. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
- Politics and International Studies:
- 16% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 33% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 7% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
University of Bristol
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