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Peace Studies and International Development - Student Testimonials and Creative Work

Esanju Maseka, Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Economics and Finance for Development

This is a video in which Esanju speaks about her experience of studying at the University of Bradford, PSID division, as a Commonwealth Scholar from Zambia in 2018/19. She studied an MSc in Economics and Finance for Development.

Achu & Victoria; MSc Economics & Finance and MA Peace, Conflict & Development

Our students come from different cultural and occupational backgrounds but form strong bonds while studying at the University of Bradford.

Ketevan Murusidze: MA Peace, Conflict and Development. Chevening Scholar 2018/19

Keti came from Georgia to us. She was a 2018/19 Chevening Scholar and studied an MA in Peace, Conflict and Development with us. Apart from monitoring and evaluation of peacebuilding processes, she was also passionate about Sports for Development and Peace, and football in particular.

Arms trade, Students and Peace

Civil War in Yemen: screening of ‘Nae Pasaran’ and expert panel discussion with Andrew Feinstein, Amina Atiq and Professor Paul Rogers.

As a direct result of their learning in academic modules, students finishing their 2018/19 degree programmes felt it necessary to make a point. The point that the disastrous conditions in Yemen are directly linked to UK politics. Such connection has historical precedent: the Chilean military coup in 1973 had links to the UK. The connection was and is lying in the manufacturing of weapons used in each conflict.


Wajd Barahim, MA Peace, Conflict and Development

Wajd studied an MA in Peace, Conflict and Development with us. She came to us from Yemen through the Chevening Scholarship. More information on our University of Bradford Chevening Scholars can be found here:

Find an arabic version of her account here. 

Wajd's account in Arabic

In this video Wajd shares her experience of studying with us in her native Arabic.

Ioana Grosu, BA Politics, from Romania

Ioana studied a BA degree in Politics with us in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development, University of Bradford. In this video she shares her experience.

Erasmus Student Farah on her PSID experience

Farah reflects on her Erasmus experience at Peace Studies and International Development, University of Bradford.

Students join campaign to include peacebuilding in dictionaries.

For over 40 years, peacebuilding has existed as a field without being included as a word in dictionaries. The situation changed late in 2018, when Cambridge, HarperCollins, and Macmillan publishers agreed to add “peacebuilding” to their English-language dictionaries. The dictionary campaign is the first step in our broader movement to establish peacebuilding in the public arena. Students (and friends) of the Peace Studies and International Development Department at the University of Bradford joined the campaign by creating a support video. The filming of this video was shot on a University study trip to Northern Ireland. Thank you to all who helped make this video possible!


Cinthia, MA Political Violence; Shorena, MA Peace, Conflict & Development

We are privileged to witness our students grow and become amazing agents for Peace and Development.  Cinthia and Shorena are both Rotary Peace Fellows of the 2017-18 Master's cohort.

Bol Maywal - MA Peace, Conflict and Development

Bol can wear many hats - A recent PSID MA graduate, a former refugee from South Sudan, a 2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellow, a US army lieutenant, a feminist, a NATO peace keeper, an inspiration, a proponent of education, a global agent for Peace.

MA Conflict Resolution Graduate Valeria 2017/18

Some people are just born Peacemakers and Changemakers!
MA Conflict Resolution Graduate Valeria gives insights into her experience in Peace Studies and International Relations.
She's a whirlwind of passion, activism and contribution to the greater good. We wish her all the best for her future path!

Hamid - MA International Development Management 2017-18

We caught up with Hamid after he graduated from the MA International Development Management with distinction and won a prize for the best overall performance. He is also a Chevening Scholar. We wish him all the best for the future and we look forward to hearing from and of him!