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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Politics & Government

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time, 6 years flexible learning

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    19 September 2017

Course content

  • For those with an interest in international relations and contemporary issues of international security
  • Designed to enhance research skills in the area of security studies
  • Preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments or non-governmental organisations
  • Flexible programme to suit your particular research interests
  • Specialist research dissertation

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • International relations theory (core module)
  • Contemporary diplomacy
  • Terrorism in a globalising world
  • Introduction to qualitative research methods in politics and international relations
  • Dissertation

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for your future career. Our graduates move on to a wide range of roles, including UK ambassadors, military officers, members of the SAS or intelligence analysts, bankers, political analysts, university lecturers, staff college lecturers, journalists, officials in international organisations or police officers.

Others have gone into industry, teaching, local government administration, charitable foundations or Parliament.


Visit the International Security Studies MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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