Now is an exciting time to be studying Politics at York. Our world-class academics are at the forefront of research and debate on real-world issues. They advise governments and international organisations, and contribute to current affairs programmes around the world. Join us and become part of our lively and international community.

Investigate the nature of war and peace

Develop an in-depth understanding of the nature of contemporary armed conflicts with our MA Peace and Conflict Studies. Choose between three pathways to tailor the course to your interests. Experience firsthand conflict resolution and peacebuilding through an optional fieldwork placement in South Africa or the UK. Gain transferable skills including the ability to research, source and examine information and the capacity to analyse evidence and construct coherent arguments. Find out more.

Related courses

We offer further courses in International Politics:

For a full range of courses visit our postgraduate study page


The skills gained on our courses pave the way to diverse careers such as the media, law, politics and journalism. Our graduates have gone on to leading roles in governmental and non-governmental organisations and charities, working in areas affected by conflict around the world. Find out more.

Funding opportunities

Discover your funding options to help with tuition fees and living costs. For the full range of awards offered at the University, see the postgraduate fees and funding page.

Chat to us

Join us for our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 9 June 2021. Chat to academic staff and current students to learn more about our courses, accommodation, facilities and funding opportunities. You are also welcome to contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Book your place now.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International applicants.

Please see our website for how to apply:
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