The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges.
• MRes: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• Contact: [email protected]
• You will study research methods within the College of Social Sciences’ Graduate School which is one of the top research training centres in the UK and benefits from ESRC recognition for many of its courses.
• You will have the opportunity to undertake a study visit to Brussels which offers the chance to experience security and political institutions like NATO and the European Commission and meet key security personnel.
• You will combine your research methods training with a range of security focused optional courses from a broad spectrum of subject areas, including politics, sociology, Central & East European studies, war studies, computing science, geography, law, business and education.
• The programme includes a series of master classes from high profile professionals and academics working in the field of security.
• You will have the opportunity to take part in special formative learning workshops and training days - working with government officials and policy-makers to simulate the process of responding to major international security crises.
• International security and global politics
• Thematic issues in global security
• Qualitative research methods
• Social sciences statistics
• Introduction to social theory for researchers
Sample optional courses
• Critical perspectives on securities and vulnerabilities
• Comparative approaches to warfare and violent conflict
• Freedom, security and justice in the European Union
• Globalisation and european integration
• Globalisation and the new security agenda in central and eastern europe
• Society, environment and the concept of sustainable development in post Soviet Russia
• Post-Soviet Russia: renegotiating global and local iIdentities
• The European Union in international politics and development
• International relations theory
• The Internet and civil society
• Human rights and global politics
• Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present
• British military power since 1945
• The American way of war: from the revolution to the war on terror
• Social change and social justice: activism, social movements and democracy
• Development, postcolonialism and environment
• The global criminal economy
• Ethics in global politics
The programme provides a dedicated research training pathway if you are to looking to go onto doctoral study or to seek a career within a social research field.
Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.