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Our Security, Leadership & Society MSc looks at the mutually reinforcing links between security, leadership and society, especially in developing nations. Through our course you will learn to understand the huge significance of leadership processes and outcomes in security efforts in the developing world and the impacts they have on society.

Key benefits

  • Innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of leadership regarding peace and security.
  • Opportunity to network with the ALC’s wide range of institutional partners that include universities, international organisations, and research and policy institutions from across the world.
  • Teaching by key intellectuals and experts on leadership, peace and security from both the global north and south.
  • Access to a broad selection of optional courses across King’s, with emphasis on the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.
  • Interact with the ALC’s global network of renowned academics, practitioners and activists.


Our course in Security, Leadership & Society looks at the mutually reinforcing links between these topics, especially in developing nations at national, regional and continental levels. A key aspect of this course is exploring the enormous significance of leadership processes and outcomes in security and development efforts in the developing world. We bring together the various thematic strands to look at the nature of societal leadership and its impact on security within and across developing countries and regions. We have designed this course for students who have a deep interest in understanding how societal and leadership peculiarities can influence the nature of security. Our course provides high-quality postgraduate training that builds your critical analysis skills and your independent judgement. It will appeal to you if you have an interest in debates on the interaction between leadership, peace and security globally.

Career prospects

Graduates of our MSc course use the skills and knowledge that they develop to build careers in further academic research, teaching, the public and private sectors, transnational corporations, international organisations (UN, EU, AU and worldwide regional organisations) and non-governmental organisations.

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