Our South Asia & Global Security MA will give you a deep understanding of the interplay between the history, theory and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia. You will study history, thematic analysis and case studies taught by world-leading academics from War Studies and the King’s India Institute. We will draw on the expertise of policy leaders, military professionals and experts in the private sector involved in security management to deliver high-quality and up-to-the-minute teaching.
Our course incorporates history, thematic analysis and case studies and is taught by a cross-section of academics from War Studies and the King’s India Institute to give you a broad range of perspectives and experience. It also draws on policy leaders, military professionals and experts in the private sector involved in ‘security management’ to examine practical challenges. We aim to provide you with an understanding of the interrelationships between the history, theory and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia (including Afghanistan) since 1947.
Provides a focused understanding of the interrelationships between the history, theory, and contemporary practice of security-led issues in South Asia (including Afghanistan) post 1947.
For lectures, seminars and feedback, you will typically have 2 hours per week over two 10-week terms per 40-credit module. This can be split into 1 lecture + 1 seminar or other combinations thereof. You will also have 360 hours of self-study.
For the dissertation module, you will have 12 hours of training workshops and supervision to complement the 588 hours of self-study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
As part of a two-year schedule, part-time students typically take the required 40-credit taught module
and 40 credits of optional module in year 1. They will then take a 60 credit dissertation module and
40 credit optional modules in year 2.
Most modules will be assessed through a combination of essays, presentations, oral vivas and/or exams.
The dissertation module will be based on a 100% dissertation assignment (up to 15,000 words).
Graduating students are prepared for further research in academia, or for careers in policy, government and international agencies. Typical career destinations have included the following: