Geopolitics and Grand Strategy - MA


University of Sussex School of Global Studies

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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

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).


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