The world is undergoing significant strategic and geopolitical redefinition. Several major powers have been developing doctrines aligned with their wider strategic objectives in the 21st century.
You’ll investigate the relationships of the major states within the international system, with a focus on: -The historical evolution and current revival of the concept of geopolitics including energy security, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, and democracy promotion -Grand strategies including the foreign policy of the US, the re-emergence of Russia and the rise of China -Key regional dynamics including the Middle East, European security, international security in south and east Asia, and geopolitical rivalries in Africa
How will I study?
You take taught modules and options. You may also do a research placement. You will be assessed by term papers. You also write a supervised 10,000-word dissertation.
This course offers an optional field trip to Brussels, Belgium or Geneva, Switzerland.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017) -A number of ESRC-funded standalone PhD and PhD with Masters scholarships across the social sciences -Application deadline: 30 January 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
This MA is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in the analysis of current international affairs as policy advisers, journalists, researchers, and global and country risk analysts in the security and private sector.
Our graduates have gone on to work in: -Government foreign, defence and development ministries -International media -Journalism -Academia -Think tanks and research institutes such as IISS and RUSI
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017)
25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.Type of award Postgraduate taughtTimetable 1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received By 31 May: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship.Successful applicants Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University.Contact details Student Funding Team Student Life Centre University of Sussex Bramber House Falmer East Sussex BN1 9QU UK Email: [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% off International Student tuition fee
Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website. Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
To apply for this scholarship you must first have submitted your application to study through the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system.When you have applied for your course, apply for the scholarship using the application form.Confirmation of submission will be sent automatically following your submission. If you do not receive this, please ensure that you check your junk/deletion folder for this notification as it may be sent directly to these folders depending on your email security settings.The closing date for applications to be received is 1 May 2017 23:59:00 BST. Applications received after 1 May 2017 will not be considered.
ESRC 1+3 and +3 Scholarships (2017)
No. of awards TBC
The University of Sussex Doctoral School is delighted to offer a number of ESRC-funded studentships.Part-time students are welcome to apply and in such cases scholarships are paid pro-rata.Type of award Postgraduate researchTimetable 24th October - applications for SeNSS studentships open16th November - briefing for applicants at PhD Open Evening10th January - Closing date for applications to University of Sussex30th January - Closing date for applications to SeNSSContact details Shelley [email protected] 877376
Value of Scholarship(s)
Scholarships cover university tuition fees and a stipend (currently £14,296)
UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent. The scholarships will be awarded for a period of either three years for those with an ESRC recognised research training qualification or equivalent (+3) or four years (1+3) for those without. Scholarships include payment of UK/EU fees and in the case of UK students a maintenance grant (for information the 2016-17 rate is £14,296 per annum). EU students will normally only be eligible for a fees-only award. EU students may be eligible for the maintenance grant (at the UK rate) where they have been living in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course.
If you wish to apply for an ESRC studentship you must first apply for a place on a PhD course at the University of Sussex. Once you have secured a place you will need to complete an ESRC studentship application form. Sussex holds an annual briefing session on how to apply for an ESRC studentship. The briefing will take place at the PhD Open Evening on 16th November.
The HESPAL Scholarship is a joint award offered by the British Council and the University of Sussex which is centred on building capacity in Palestinian universities by providing young Palestinian academics with an English Masters course in a subject that will benefit their home institution and hence the Palestinian Territories.The University of Sussex and the British Council are committed to providing two scholarships per year. The scholarships covers: -Tuition Fees -Pre-departure briefing from the British Council -Arrival allowances -Thesis allowances -A monthly allowance to cover living expenses -Travel costs to and from the UKNB: Scholarships do not cover the cost for any accompanying family.Where awards are made in relation to a fee waiver no fee award will exceed the total fee payable.Holders of the HESPAL Scholarship are unable to hold another scholarship from the University of Sussex.Type of award Postgraduate taughtTimetable Deadline for Application: 1 January 2017End of March 2017: British Council informed of selection outcomeFurther information For further information on the scholarship and how to apply please refer to the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/ps-education-scholarships-hespal.htmContact details For further information on the scholarship and how to apply please refer to the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/ps-education-scholarships-hespal.htm
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full tuition fee waiver
Be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.Be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him.Have a Bachelors or Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 2.1 Bachelor's Degree from UK).Be below the age of 35 on application.Sign a written undertaking to return to Palestine within a time frame agreed, normally one year.Have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
USA Friends Scholarships (2017)
No. of awards TBC
Thanks to the generosity of our North American alumni and the Friends of the University of Sussex, a scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 is available to nationals or permanent residents of the USA who will be studying a one year taught Master's degree course at the University of Sussex.The scholarships will be awarded on academic merit.Type of award Postgraduate mastersEligibility You will not be eligible for this scholarship if you meet any of the following exclusions: -Have applied for a course at the Institute of Development Studies except the MA Gender and Development and MSc Climate Change, Development and Policy -Have applied to study MSc Social Research Methods -Have applied to study a DPhil (1+3) course -Have applied to study a Foundation Year, Postgraduate Certificate, International Year One Diploma in Business and Management or Pre-Masters -Have applied to study Pre-Masters courses and diplomas taught at partner colleges -Have applied to study the Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Education -Have applied for a course within the Brighton and Sussex Medical School -Have applied for LLM in Corruption, Law and Governance (delivered in Qatar)Timetable By 23:59 BST 3rd April 2017: Deadline for all applications to be receivedBy 3 June 2017: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application by emailAutumn Term: Scholars receive award payment.Further information Applications will be ranked and assessed on the following criteria: -Academic merit (including grades) -Academic reference -Impact the scholarship will have on you -Ambition -Why you have chosen the University of Sussex and the contribution you will make to the communityYour referee for your application should ideally be a personal tutor or academic mentor at your current or last college or University.
Value of Scholarship(s)
An amount equivalent to $10,000 maintenance award
Be a national or permanent resident of the United States of America.Have applied for and been offered a place on a full time Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Sussex (MA, MSc, LLM, Dip Grad).Have been assessed as paying overseas fees.Remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.
An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above, preferably in a humanities or social sciences subject. Relevant degrees include political science, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, sociology, and area studies. A degree in the social sciences or humanities does not constitute a strict requirement and applicants with degrees in other disciplines will be given due consideration. Relevant work and voluntary experience will also be considered, particularly in cases where candidates fall short of the academic requirement. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).
22 March 2017
Recipient: University of Sussex
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