Taught course

Security, Leadership and Society

King's College London · African Leadership Centre (ALC)

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Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Security, Leadership & Society MSc looks at the mutually reinforcing links between security, leadership and society, especially in developing nations. Through our course you will learn to understand the huge significance of leadership processes and outcomes in security efforts in the developing world and the impacts they have on society.

Key benefits

  • Innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of leadership regarding peace and security.
  • Opportunity to network with the ALC’s wide range of institutional partners that include universities, international organisations, and research and policy institutions from across the world.
  • Teaching by key intellectuals and experts on leadership, peace and security from both the global north and south.
  • Access to a broad selection of optional courses across King’s, with emphasis on the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.
  • Interact with the ALC’s global network of renowned academics, practitioners and activists.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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