Peace, Resilience and Social Justice

Our MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the intersecting crises of climate change/ecological degradation, inequality and injustice, conflict and violence.

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Key Facts



MA (Hons) Peace, Resilience and Social Justice

Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

18 months :

6 months pathway + 1 year degree


Pathways Available



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Degree Overview

The programme critically examines how different actors are responding to these challenges, including efforts to rethink the assumptions and practices that shape our ways of life, public engagement, contentious collective action and practical efforts to design and create more resilient, sustainable and equitable communities.

You will critically explore themes such as:

  • the contested meanings of peace, resilience and social justice in a complex and changing world;
  • the ways in which scholars, practitioners and activists are analysing and engaging with complex social-ecological systems and crises;
  • creative approaches to conflict engagement, peacebuilding and the pursuit of social justice;
  • your own positioning, responsibilities and vocation as a scholar, practitioner and/or activist within complex systems and relationships.

This course is delivered by the Division of Peace Studies and International Development, which maintains an international reputation as a centre for excellence in research, teaching, training and policy engagement. This means that teaching and learning will be research-informed and led by staff who are well positioned to facilitate policy and practitioner community engagement.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Our postgraduate politics courses were ranked 2nd in the UK for employability in the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).

A comprehensive support network is here for you to ensure you reach your academic potential and go on to further success in the future.

For the MA Peace, Resilience and Social Justice, this includes recent work on how professionals and communities might engage more collaboratively with the difficult challenges of climate adaptation.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support


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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry expertise to create a learning environment and culture that fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences