Taught course

International Security

Loughborough University · International Relations, Politics and History

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in international relations, politics, history, sociology, criminology or another related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree exposes students to a rich variety of case studies about security threats and responses, including nuclear weapons, terrorism, migration, climate change, cyber threats and civil wars. Analysis is underpinned by thought-provoking engagement with cutting-edge theories in both traditional and critical security studies, war studies, peace studies and related areas. Assessment is designed to be policy-relevant.

The diversity of the course is reflected in the topics covered including international politics, policy, research design, security in the developing world, governance, crisis management, ethical dilemmas and urban warfare. The structure and breadth of the course content enables students to gain an understanding of the fundamental theories underpinning global security, along with the opportunity to dig deeper into specific areas of interest.

The course is delivered in collaboration with the Centre for Security Studies. The CSS organises various activities which students will have the opportunity to engage with.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44(0)1509 222983