Gain a rigorous understanding of contemporary and emerging security challenges.
The conduct of international security is changing, faced with new technologies, tactics and challenges. ‘Security’ itself remains a deeply contested term, with stark disagreements on its use.
You explore the many different understandings of ‘security’, their histories and futures. You look at how they matter to war, insurgency and foreign policy today.
You learn how to produce informed analysis of a range of issues including: -Imperial and civil wars -Military intervention -Violence against civilians -Terrorism and new technologies of war -Intelligence and resilience -Rising powers -Weapons of mass destruction -Biosecurity
How will I study?
You’ll learn through taught modules and options. There is also a research module – taught as a series of workshops – that gives you professional skills training and prepares you for dissertation research. 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
Our course is ideal for you if you’re hoping to pursue a professional career in international security, or in the analysis of current international security affairs as a policy adviser, journalist or researcher. It’s also a good basis for postgraduate research in international security.
Our graduates have gone on to careers in: -Government foreign, defence and interior ministries -International organisations such as NATO -International media or journalism -Academia -Security agencies and companies
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