Pathway 10: International Development, Conflict & Human Security (IDHS) 

Pathway Leads:

Dr Oisin Tansey & Dr Andrés Mejía Acosta, King’s College London

Dr.  Phillipa Williams, Queen Mary University

Student Pathway Representative: Felix Mantz:

Pathway mailing list:

The pathway is concerned with the interaction of global forces and local responses in development, health and security, as well as the variety of ways in which international organisations respond to state fragility and protracted insecurity. The pathway provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of international development and conflict. It draws on concepts and insights from a range of disciplines, including international relations, history, area studies, development studies, anthropology, law, geography, and development economics.

Training is delivered along four sub-pathways:

A. Development, Human Security & Migration: interrogates development futures in the contemporary global economy; the human-development security nexus and the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of transnational migration.

Queen Mary University of London

MRes Global Development

MRes International Relations

MRes Immigration Law

MSc Global Affairs

B. Health, Human Security & Conflict: examines the relationship between security and health, including the health needs of civilian populations in violent or complex humanitarian emergency and post-conflict situations.

King’s College London

MSc Global Health

Queen Mary University of London

MRes Global Health Geographies

C. State Fragility, Aid & Peacebuilding: explores the sources and nature of state fragility, and assesses the ways in which donors and international organisations have responded to the challenges of state- and peacebuilding both during and in the aftermath of armed conflict.

King’s College London

MA Conflict, Security & Development

MA International Conflict Studies

D. Development in Middle Income Emerging Economies: examines how economies and societies move from lower-value added, less durable and less inclusive modes of economic and political organization to higher value-added, durable, and broadly inclusive modes, with a particular focus on Latin America and East/Southeast Asia.

King’s College London

MSc Emerging Economies & International Development

MSc Political Economy & Emerging Markets

MSc Emerging Economies & Inclusive Development

MSc China & Globalisation

MSc Global Affairs