Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months | Flexible: 6 years
Start date: September 2021
MA International Security Studies is designed to enhance research skills in the area of security studies
Giving you an excellent grounding in preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments, or non-governmental organisations, the MA is suitable for students with an interest in international relations and contemporary issues of international security. This programme allows you the freedom to tailor the course to suit your particular research interests, as you produce a specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5
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?
International Security Studies (core module)
Terrorism in a Globalising World
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.
International students applying to study this degree may also be eligible to apply for a Chevening Scholarship.
What career can you have?
We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop transferable skills for use in a variety of careers. 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.