Specialized Courses and Degrees
The MA programme in Science and Security is designed to provide an integrated understanding of science and international politics. Developments in technology are central to all aspects of international conflict, and a multidisciplinary understanding of these developments is necessary to fully comprehend their policy implications. Topics include nuclear weapons, arms control verification, cyber security, and terrorism.
The Conflict, Development and Security MA programme at the University of Leeds addresses the merger of development and security issues, and its implications for analysing the reconstruction of war-affected societies. This programme bridges the themes of conflict, aid policy and liberal styles of governance. You will analyse the ways in which security, developmental and humanitarian agents adapt to instability. You will also examine the significance of globalisation for the emergence of internal conflict, and the development of trans-border economies and the political dynamics they support. The course gives you the opportunity to study the regionally-differentiated responses to conflict in, and to discuss issues relating to humanitarian conditionality, containment, and the role of IGOS and NGOs. In analysing the relationship between aid and politics in 'new' wars, this inter-disciplinary programme draws upon the department's rich diversity of approach and experience.
Optional modules include: Contemporary International Security; Contemporary Issues in Nuclear Non-Proliferation and WMD; European Defence and Security Analysis.
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