This multidisciplinary programme is dedicated to the analysis of violent conflict and its management or resolution. During the programme you will explore questions like: what causes violent conflict? Is war legal? What can be done to reduce violent conflict? Is conflict always a bad thing? What is the role of international and civil society in managing and resolving destructive wars? Whist the majority of the teaching takes place within the school of politics and international relations, you also have the option to take courses in international law, criminology and history. Depending upon your interests you will also have the option to explore a range of related topics such as sociology, philosophy, anthropology and economics, or focus on specific conflict-prone regions including Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Russia. The University of Kent has a strong history in conflict analysis, hosting the longest running conflict research centre in the UK.