All applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Ordinarily, the minimum entry criteria for each stage (PGCert, PGDip & MA) of the Peace and Conflict Studies programme are as follows:
Applicants should hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above (or equivalent international grade/qualification), from a recognised University, preferably in a social science subject (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Security Studies, Politics, Development Studies).
Applications from those who do not hold a honours degree at 2:2 or above but can demonstrate at least three years’ work experience; in a relevant field will also be considered. Here a careful evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to complete the programme successfully, including assessment, where appropriate, through an admissions interview and review of a writing sample will take place.
For non-UK applicants, the entry requirement is English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Where applicants do not hold up-to-date IELTS certification, we will look at whether an applicant has previously studied and successfully completed a Higher Education qualification in English. Where an applicant does not hold such a qualification entry will be at the discretion of the course director and subject to a review of documentation and an interview.
Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning
To be eligible for AP(E)L an applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years evidenced working experience in a relevant field to Peace and Conflict Studies and be operating in a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above at the time of application, or have operated within a relevant role at the level of mid-management or above within 12 months of the time of application. An eligible applicant seeking AP(E)L will be assessed by a portfolio and admissions interview, alongside their capacity to complete the programme successfully.
For further information on eligibility and the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Prior to submitting an application please ensure you have the following supporting documents ready to upload:
*this must be sent directly by the referee to email@example.comPlease ensure you read the guidance which can be found under the entry requirements section, particularly if you wish to apply for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL – Please see section ‘Entry Requirements’ above).
For further information:
Dr Heather Baggaley
Postgraduate Programmes Manager
+44 (0) 2477659059