The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges. This programme offers you the opportunity to examine many of these contemporary threats.
Why this programme
◾You will study research methods within the College of Social Sciences’ Graduate School which is one of the top research training centres in the UK and benefits from ESRC recognition for many of its courses. ◾You will combine your research methods training with a range of security focused optional courses from a broad spectrum of subject areas, including politics, sociology, Central & East European studies, war studies, computing science, geography, law, business and education. ◾The programme includes a series of master classes from high profile professionals and academics working in the field of security. ◾You will have the opportunity to take part in special formative learning workshops and training days - working with government officials and policy-makers to simulate the process of responding to major international security crises.
You will take five core and one optional course, as well as submit a dissertation.
Core courses ◾International security and global politics ◾Qualitative research methods ◾Quantitative data analysis ◾Research design ◾Thematic issues in global security.
Optional courses ◾British military power since 1945 ◾Comparative approaches to warfare and violent conflict ◾Critical perspectives on securities and vulnerabilities ◾Development, postcolonialism and environment ◾Ethics in global politics ◾Freedom, security and justice in the European Union ◾Globalisation and European integration ◾Globalisation and the new security agenda in Central and Eastern Europe ◾Human rights and global politics ◾Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present ◾International relations theory ◾Post-Soviet Russia: renegotiating global and local identities ◾Social change and social justice: activism, social movements and democracy ◾Society, environment and the concept of sustainable development in post Soviet Russia ◾The American way of war: from the revolution to the war on terror ◾The European Union in international politics and development ◾The global criminal economy ◾The Internet and civil society.
The programme provides a dedicated research training pathway if you are to looking to go onto doctoral study or to seek a career within a social research field.