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Security, Conflict and Human Rights, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
The Security, Conflict and Human Rights programme offered by the University of Bristol is an interdisciplinary pathway. It explicitly recognises that traditional approaches to security and conflict must encompass different disciplinary perspectives on issues of human (in)security to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and protecting human rights. 
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Overview

The Security, Conflict and Human Rights programme offered by the University of Bristol is one of five South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) interdisciplinary pathways delivered in partnership with the Universities of Bath and Exeter.

Globalisation has altered the security environment, and violence has shifted from organised inter-state war to protracted warfare fought by non-state actors and local militias as well as state militaries. Climate change, forced migration, gender-based violence, radicalisation, humanitarian emergencies, terrorism and WMD proliferation have - to varying degrees - been securitised by states, intergovernmental institutions and non-governmental organisations. This broadening of the global security agenda has highlighted the limits of existing local, regional and global responses to these new challenges, and although human rights are codified within international law, their implementation is often inhibited.

This PhD responds directly to these challenges and equips researchers with the interdisciplinary skills required to shape the research, policy and practice needed to prevent conflict and mitigate security risks.

Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.

Careers

The PhD in Security, Conflict and Human Rights offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Our students go on to employment in areas of academia, international security, development and conflict issues, the Department for International Development, policy researchers, consultants, policy civil servants or the military.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • The application deadline is not fixed for self-funded applications.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research groups
  • The Security, Conflict and Human Rights pathway works with research groups and centres across the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Exeter. All students have two supervisors, who are from different institutions and disciplinary perspectives.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) and a master's qualification (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4365 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Part time fees: EU/EEA:2,183 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,365 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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