Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months | Flexible: 6 years
Start date: September 2021
This MA Strategic Studies course introduces students to the origins and evolution of key strategic concepts.
Under the expert guidance of our renowned academic, you will become familiar with examples of strategic concept application, and the problems and possibilities this poses. Reflect on the relationship between greater political ends, including the use of armed force as the tool of politics, within the context of ethical, legal and economic confines.
Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany).
You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. 80% of our research impact was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).
This programme is suitable for graduates with a background in any humanities subject, most social sciences subjects, or Law.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. All of our programmes are appropriate for students from any disciplinary background, although an arts, business, humanities or social science subject is preferred. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.
What will you study?
Strategic Studies (core module)
Origins and Causes of War
The Political Economy of Civil War
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
New UK/EU students: £4,050 year one
New international students: £8,550 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
The fees given are for entry in the academic year starting in September 2021, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.You can find more information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
What career can you have?
Our MA Strategic Studies aims to prepare you both for the application of academic ideas to pressing real-world problems and further graduate study. Our programmes provide opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for use in a variety of careers. Our previous graduates have moved on to a wide range of roles in diplomacy, the armed forces, and academia, contributing both to the service of their home governments and to non-governmental organisations.