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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

  • Discover the origins and evolution of key strategic concepts
  • Familiarise yourself with examples of their application, and the problems and possibilities these pose
  • Apply the conceptual frameworks acquired to the analysis of particular security issues
  • Suitable for graduates with a background in any humanities subject, most social sciences subjects, or law

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Strategic practice
  • Key concepts of strategy
  • Origins and causes of war
  • The political economy of civil war
  • 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 Strategic Studies MA page on the University of Reading website for more details!

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