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MA/PGDip International Security


Course Description

Course Description

This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.

This degree combines a study of the main theories and concepts in international security with empirical analysis of contemporary security issues such as terrorism, proliferation, failed states and security communities.

The MA in International Security will equip you with the skills to think critically and analytically about international security and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems. You will develop the ability to analyse international security problems using a mix of theoretical and empirical tools.

You will complete one core module on 'International Security' and you can then choose three option modules, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to develop your specialist knowledge in your key area of interest.

Course Structure

International Security
Dissertation (12-15,000 words)
Plus 3 options (from a choice of approximately 10)

Visit the MA/PGDip International Security page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered. You must also meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Course Fees

For information on our course fees, please visit the course webpage


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