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MA Peace, Conflict & Development at Bradford

Jeeyoung is from Seoul in Korea. Growing up in the Korean peninsula, she found international relations and affairs fascinating.

This is her story.


What inspired you to study a Master's in Peace, Conflict and Development?
I have always been interested in international relations and humanitarian issues. My passion for the field was reignited after my experiences in Vietnam and Rwanda, where I was able to work with multiple stakeholders and local communities in managing international development projects.

Given the years of work behind me, I believed it was the right time to pursue a Master's degree that would combine my expertise from the field with academic knowledge.

Why did you choose to study at Bradford?
I chose the University of Bradford because of its prestigious Department of Peace Studies, the first one in England and one of the largest in the world. It's been leading the charts in research and academic performance, thanks to the renowned Faculty and quality of teaching staff.

While researching the programme, I found this course fascinating, as the concepts of peace, conflict, and development are interconnected and intertwined.

How do you think this course will help you achieve your personal and career goals?
I believe my experience in Bradford has allowed me to develop the skills and capacities I need to reach my full potential as an agent of peace. It will broaden my perspective and encourage me to work hard to find better solutions and become a valuable member of society.

What aspects of the course have you most enjoyed so far?
Getting to know my classmates who are truly inspiring thanks to their unique backgrounds and perspectives. Another highlight was the Crisis Game, an annual simulation that focuses on a prominent international humanitarian issue at the time.

How has the Rotary Peace Fellowship helped you?
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to study peace at a prestigious university and meet many inspiring fellows from all over the world.

Do you have any advice for students who may be thinking about studying this course?
I would recommend the programme as the Department of Peace Studies and International Development is a world-class institution, with the most inspiring professors and colleagues who will motivate you to question and think harder.

This unique setting will help you unleash your potential and prepare for a successful career. If you want to transform yourself into who you really want to be, the University of Bradford is the right place to be.

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