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.
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 have the opportunity to undertake a study visit to Brussels which offers the chance to experience security and political institutions like NATO and the European Commission and meet key security personnel. -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.
Core courses -International security and global politics -Thematic issues in global security -Qualitative research methods -Social sciences statistics -Introduction to social theory for researchers -Dissertation
Sample optional courses -Critical perspectives on securities and vulnerabilities -Comparative approaches to warfare and violent conflict -Freedom, security and justice in the European Union -Globalisation and European integration -Globalisation and the new security agenda in Central and Eastern Europe -Society, environment and the concept of sustainable development in post Soviet Russia -Post-Soviet Russia: renegotiating global and local identities -The European Union in international politics and development -International relations theory -The Internet and civil society -Human rights and global politics -Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present -British military power since 1945 -The American way of war: from the revolution to the war on terror -Social change and social justice: activism, social movements and democracy -Development, postcolonialism and environment -The global criminal economy -Ethics in global politics
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.
Aga Khan Foundation - International Scholarship Programme
No. of awards TBC
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to prepare them for employment, primarily within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master's level courses but may consider applications for PhD programmes, in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfilment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented). Applications for short-term courses are not considered; neither are applications from students who have already started their course of study.To be eligible applicants must - Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education. - Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records - Show evidence of genuine financial need - Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study - Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas - Provide thoughtful and coherent educational and career plans, their extra-curricular interests and achievements, potential to achieve their goals and likelihood to succeed in a foreign academic environment. - Have some years of work experience in their field of interest.Preference is given to students under 30 years of age.Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis. The Foundation assists students with tuition fees and living expenses only. The cost of travel is not included in AKF scholarships. Funding for PhD programmes is only provided for the first two years of study, after which the students are expected to find alternative sources of assistance. Financial assistance is provided according to the needs of students, but the International Scholarship Programme must be considered a lender of last resort. Preference is given to those who have been able to secure some funding from alternative sources.
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% grant : 50% loan basis
- Be nationals of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. May also be considered those originally from these countries but currently living in France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada, who are interested in development-related studies and who have no other means of financing their education. - Demonstrate consistently excellent academic records - Show evidence of genuine financial need - Have obtained admission to a highly reputable university or programme of study - Establish relevance of the field of study to AKDN’s focus areas
Application forms can be obtained as of 1st January from AKF offices or Aga Khan Education Services/Boards in the applicant’s country of current residence. The application procedures of AKF's International Scholarship Programme are decentralised. Completed applications should be returned to the agency from which the form was obtained. They should not be sent to Geneva. Applicants should be prepared to be interviewed by local Scholarship Committees about their financial situation, their academic performance, extra-curricular achievements and career plans. Applications and Interview reports of shortlisted candidates are sent to Geneva for the final selection. The annual Scholarship Selection Meeting takes place in late June or early July and the Aga Khan Foundation notifies all students of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.
The University of Glasgow - James McGill Scholarship
No. of awards TBC
The College of Social Sciences has introduced scholarships, available to graduates of McGill University who apply to the Masters programme at the University of Glasgow, commencing in September 2016. The scholarships will be awarded as a tuition fee waiver.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition fee waiver
- nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) Canada. - in the final year of their undergraduate degree or have graduated from McGill University in the last five years. - hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place for one the programmes above (full-time only, excludes PgDip and PgCert).
- You must secure an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place for one of the eligible programmes. - You should also complete the online form by 15 December 2015 which consists mainly of a 400-word personal motivational statement. - Following the closing date, a joint Glasgow/McGill panel will select candidates. - All applicants will be informed of the outcome by 15 January 2016.
University of Glasgow Country Scholarships
The University of Glasgow award a total of 40 postgraduate scholarships worth £5,000. Scholarships are available to students entering any of the University’s colleges and are awarded as a tuition fee discount.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- obtain a degree equivalent to a UK 2.1 Hons or better - hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme in any of the 4 University Colleges - be classed as International students for fee purposes be a National of Brazil Canada Egypt Ghana Indonesia Japan Jordan Kenya Malaysia Nigeria Pakistan South Korea Taiwan Thailand or United States of America
Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate taught programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.
University Trust International Leadership Scholarship
The University of Glasgow offer 52 University Trust International Leadership scholarships to international (non-EU) students starting a postgraduate taught Masters programme in any discipline. 12 awards worth £10,000 and 40 awards worth £5000 will be awarded as a tuition fees discount.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours - hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme for admission in 2015 - be classed as International students for fee purposes
Applicants will be automatically assessed for a scholarship. Offers will be made to outstanding applicants for our postgraduate masters programmes based on academic merit. There is no separate application form required.Students who have been awarded a scholarship will normally be notified within six weeks of making an application. If you do not hear from us within this time, you should assume you have not been awarded a scholarship.