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Conflict, Security & Development Research Group

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Conflict, Security and Development MA

Our Conflict, Security and Development MA programme explores the conceptual, historical and policy issues surrounding security and development and how these manifest themselves in the wider context of contemporary warfare and international security.


The programme exposes students to a variety of complex transnational issues, taking a multidisciplinary approach to some of the key questions facing policy-makers and scholars today. It is designed to enhance students’ analytical, research, and critical thinking skills, to provide them with detailed practical knowledge of conflict, security, and development around the world, and to prepare them to become leaders in the public and private sectors, government, and academia.

For further details, including application and contact information, please view the Conflict, Security and Development MA in our online prospectus


CSD Annual Conference

The Conflict Security and Development 2015 conference was a student-led collaboration between the War Studies Department and International Development Institute at King’s College London. The first conference was held in March 2014 on the theme of Organised Crime in Conflict Zones. In March 2015, the conference focused on Post-2015 Development Challenges in Conflict Zones. Further details about the annual conference - including the 2016 Conference 18-19 February - can be found here.


Charlie Edwards, Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), participating in a panel on drug trafficking at the CSD 2014 Conference.


Strife Blog & Journal

strifelogolargeStrife is a student-led blog aimed at anyone in the academic community, from first year undergraduates to professors. With a thematic focus on ‘conflict’ in all shapes, forms and senses of the word, Strife combines history, literature, and philosophical approaches to politics (among many others) to create an interesting, informative and entertaining blog for their readers. Additionally, Strife publishes a peer-reviewed Journal. Read the latest from Strife here

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