Taught course

Diplomacy and Security Studies

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

You will need a relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted.

When you apply, you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the £400 application fee.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Understanding the interplay between international diplomacy and security. This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • To provide a distance learning programme in Diplomacy and Security Studies for full-time employees
  • Encourage an advance understanding of the principles and developments of Diplomacy and Security Studies
  • To enable students to make an original contribution to the disciplines of Diplomacy and Security Studies and the advancement of professional security practice
  • To produce competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Diplomacy and Security Studies and the theories which underpin the disciplines

This programme aims to introduce students to emerging paradigms within security studies, security, and diplomacy at both local and global levels. It will account for what we mean by the concept of ‘Security’ and to explore some justifications for the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life.

You will examine, among other questions, the growing diplomatic presence on the world stage of international organisations, non-governmental organisation and other actors, thanks in large part to developments in information and communication technology, and how this development impacts the formulation of treaties and international conventions.

The programme aims to provide an overview of important security events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries including the evolving tensions of the Cold War. Finally, the modules will connect the conceptual basis of the discipline to some of the practical issues facing the international system and to some of the emerging security threats and issues pertaining to law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. These include a critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation, international negotiation and decision-making.

Information for international students

Where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575. In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
12 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)151 231 5090