Taught course

Diplomacy and Security Studies

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

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Entry requirements

You will need:
a relevant honours degree - minimum 2:2 (such as in criminology, social or political science)
or
an overseas equivalent qualification
or
a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work)

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.
  • Provides a distance learning programme in Diplomacy and Security Studies for full-time employees
  • Encourages an advance understanding of the principles and developments of Diplomacy and Security Studies
  • Enables students to make an original contribution to the disciplines of Diplomacy and Security Studies and the advancement of professional security practice
  • Produces 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 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

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
KNect365
Email
security@knect365.com
Phone
+44(0)20 7017 4483