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Why Marburg and Canterbury?

The program at Kent focuses on international conflicts. Courses on a wide range of issues of international conflict are taught by political scientists and IR experts. As of the academic year 2011-12, Kent has a dedicated research group on international conflict, security and human rights, bringing together all members of staff and graduate students who work in these areas.

Marburg applies a broader approach to the study of conflicts, as the Centre for Conflict Studies grew out of initiatives from scholars of various departments at Marburg University. Thus, Marburg covers both violent and non-violent types of conflicts. Courses at Marburg are taught by sociologists, political scientists and social psychologists. In addition, the departments of law, history, pedagogy, and medicine contribute English language modules from time to time. The full programme specifications are available here.