While development and security are strong fields of study in the UK, there is little in the way of dedicated academic study of the way these interact with leadership, particularly at the conceptual level. Yet there is latent acceptance of the significant role that leadership plays in both development and security processes and outcomes. This MPhil/PhD programme provides the academic space, support and training for students to interrogate these dynamics to produce knowledge that focuses on these issues. The African Leadership Centre is at the forefront of researching this nexus between Leadership, Security and Development.
Graduates from this programme are well suited for academic employment, in addition to private sector consulting organisations, NGO’s, and government employment both in the UK and internationally.
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Current research areas and topics include the following• Leadership and Peacebuilding: Conceptual relationships; and the role of outliers• The political economy of peacebuilding in Africa• Reframing narratives of peace and statebuilding in Africa: The role of political settlements [case studies: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Sierra Leone]• China’s Role in African Development: transforming development lessons into development catalysts• The practice of leadership: Analysing practitioners’ reflections on peacebuilding – Action research project with leading peacemakers in African conflicts• Leadership and Security in Nigeria
Staff research interests include:
Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin• Discourses on the “edge” of global security
• Transnational security complexes
• Gender and Security
Professor Abiodun Alao
• Emerging Powers and Global Leadership
• The Politics of Natural Resources Management
• Religious Radicalisation and Political Violence
• Politics, Security and International Relations in Africa
- 36 months
- 84 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership International Development Terrorism & Security View 14 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- A Master's degree (or international equivalent) is usually required. In exceptional circumstances only, a Bachelor's degree with 1st class or high 2:1 honours (or international equivalent).
- Applicants should also submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for pursuing further research.
International21870 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21870 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National5820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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