Taught course

Politics and International Relations - Pathway in Global Security

Institution
Keele University · School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy - SPIRE
Qualifications
MAMRes

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Entry requirements

You should have a first or a good second-class honours degree or it's equivalent. Your undergraduate degree should be in Politics, International Relations or any social science subject (e.g Law or Sociology), or a humanities subject (e.g History, Philosophy, English, or Modern languages).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Security matters. It's study demands the development of complex analytical skills, supported by cutting-edge research, as well as innovative and creative teaching techniques. This novel and exciting programme reflects the latest trends in security studies and is designed to provide you with the elements to become a world-class global security analyst.

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months (full-time) or 24 months (part-time).

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.

The School of Social, Political and Global Studies is a multi-disciplinary school which brings together research-led academics to produce world-class research.

The MA in Politics and International Relations provides you with an intensive period of study in which you can engage with specific issues connected to your chosen pathway (Diplomatic Studies, Global Security, Environmental Politics and Climate Change, International Relations, Politics, and US Politics) in a systematic and disciplined manner. Keele is ranked in the Top 3 in England for international relations behind only Oxford and Cambridge (Guardian University Guide, 2020).

Information for international students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Where English is not a first language, evidence of english language competence will be required (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-test).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Barry Ryan
Email
b.j.ryan@keele.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 733354