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Key information

Award:
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Strand Campus
Duration:
3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t

Overview

Leadership plays a significant role in both development and security processes and outcomes. The Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development PhD offers the opportunity to delve into the interaction between the leadership and security-development nexus, with a focus on developing countries.

This programme, through the African Leadership Centre, provides the academic space, support and training to interrogate leadership, security and development, particularly at the conceptual level. Students can draw on academic expertise in a range of disciplines, and supervision may be provided from within the African Leadership Centre or jointly with other faculty within King's.

Graduates are well-suited for academic employment, in addition to private sector consulting organisations, NGOs and government employment in the UK, Africa and internationally.

For the Joint PhD in Leadership and Security Studies with the University of Pretoria all the relevant information can be found in our Student Guidelines for Joint-PhD in Leadership and Security Studies

Information is current, but staff members can change.

Course Detail

The Leadership Studies with reference to Security & Development is delivered through the African Leadership Centre (ALC). Below is a snapshot of our research and partnerships:

Recent publications

• Security Sector Transformation in Africa
• Mugabe and the Politics of Security in Zimbabwe
• Women, Peace and Security: Translating Policy into Practice
• Deep History and International Security: Social Conditions and Competition, Militancy and Violence in West Africa
• The Development Planning Era and Developmental Statehood: The Pursuit of Structural Transformation in Nigeria
• Islamic Radicalization and Political Violence in Nigeria
• The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Problems and Prospects??
Security in Post-Civil War Democratic Transitions in Africa
• Natural Resource Management and Human Security in Africa
• BRICS and African International Organisations

Current research areas and topics:

• 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
• Resilience innovation: studying resilience to violence and insecurity in Africa

Partner organisations:
The ALC has a longstanding partnership with the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi, Kenya. The institute has partnered with the Social Science Research Council of New York, University of Pretoria South Africa and the University of Yaounde, Cameroon.

The ALC also has long-term collaborations with:

• African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town
• African Security Sector Network (ASSN)
• African Women's Development Fund
• African Union
• Carnegie Corporation of New York
• Centre for Policy Research and Dialogue in Ethiopia
• Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)
• East African Community (EAC)
• Geneva Centre for Security Policy
• International Institute for Strategic Studies
• International Peace Institute, New York
• Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
• Open Society Institute, New York,
• Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
• Southern African Development Community (SADC)
• United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Head of group/division

Wale Ismail

Global Institutes Lead

Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £6,120 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,060 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 per year

Part time tuition fees: £11,490 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £6,540 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,270 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £24,360 per year

Part time tuition fees: £12,180 per year

For those undertaking the joint PhD with Pretoria option, if selected your home institution at King's College London, the above full-time fee arrangements remain the same throughout the course of the programme. Please note that the part-time option is not available for the joint PhD, it is a full-time only programme.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Study Environment

The ALC is at the forefront of leadership, security and development research. Our scholars are engaged in active and dynamic research and gain access to an authentic end-user community. They have the opportunity to interact with academics, practitioners and policy makers within our vibrant network. In addition to the PhD programme, the ALC offers a Leadership & Development MSc and Security, Leadership & Society MSc.

Postgraduate training

Our scholars have access to the following:

  • Regular seminar events
  • Regular methodology seminars
  • Oppportunities to audit relevant MA modules at the ALC and across King's
  • Opportunities to take dedicated doctoral training courses run by the KISS-DTC

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Urbanisation
Urbanisation, Rural Development and Social Transformations Research Group

A research group examining urban-rural development and its effect on the developing world.

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Global (Anti)Corruption Studies Research Group

A research group examining corruption and anticorruption in the Global South.

Mozambique Indian Ocean
Cities, Climate, and Capital in the Greater Indian Ocean World

A research group examining cities, climate, and capital in the Greater Indian Ocean world.

Bolsonaro Yellow Background
Authoritarianism and populism research group

Examining the rise and effects of authoritarianism and populism.

Indo-pacific reefs
Indo-Pacific research group

We research the geo-strategy of the Indo-Pacific and its relationship with other states.

UK Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £6,120 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,060 per year

International Tuition Fees 2022/23

Full time tuition fees: £22,980 per year

Part time tuition fees: £11,490 per year

UK Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £6,540 per year

Part time tuition fees: £3,270 per year

International Tuition Fees 2023/24

Full time tuition fees: £24,360 per year

Part time tuition fees: £12,180 per year

For those undertaking the joint PhD with Pretoria option, if selected your home institution at King's College London, the above full-time fee arrangements remain the same throughout the course of the programme. Please note that the part-time option is not available for the joint PhD, it is a full-time only programme.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Study Environment

The ALC is at the forefront of leadership, security and development research. Our scholars are engaged in active and dynamic research and gain access to an authentic end-user community. They have the opportunity to interact with academics, practitioners and policy makers within our vibrant network. In addition to the PhD programme, the ALC offers a Leadership & Development MSc and Security, Leadership & Society MSc.

Postgraduate training

Our scholars have access to the following:

  • Regular seminar events
  • Regular methodology seminars
  • Oppportunities to audit relevant MA modules at the ALC and across King's
  • Opportunities to take dedicated doctoral training courses run by the KISS-DTC
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Urbanisation
Urbanisation, Rural Development and Social Transformations Research Group

A research group examining urban-rural development and its effect on the developing world.

GACS Research Group Picture
Global (Anti)Corruption Studies Research Group

A research group examining corruption and anticorruption in the Global South.

Mozambique Indian Ocean
Cities, Climate, and Capital in the Greater Indian Ocean World

A research group examining cities, climate, and capital in the Greater Indian Ocean world.

Bolsonaro Yellow Background
Authoritarianism and populism research group

Examining the rise and effects of authoritarianism and populism.

Indo-pacific reefs
Indo-Pacific research group

We research the geo-strategy of the Indo-Pacific and its relationship with other states.

Key information

Award:
PhD
Study mode:
Full time
Part time
Campus:
Strand Campus
Duration:
3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t

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