Taught course

Security

Institution
Loughborough University · School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Security master's degree is designed to educate and inform students who wish to understand the complexities of global politics at an advanced level. It also offers opportunities for those who wish to be trained to work in diplomacy, international organisations, international charities or in the stewardship of global peoples and global resources. This policy relevant programme, which studies real problems in real places, is taught by experts specialising in international relations and security studies.

Terrorism, civil wars, migration, modern slavery, climate change and predatory states all threaten the stability of our international system. Liberal states struggle to find political and military answers to the ongoing challenges of security in the 21st Century.

Our MA Security degree explores contemporary security issues in global politics. From the defence of the UK, the future of NATO and pressing issues such as hybrid war, cyber threats and the ambition of states such as Russia and China, we examine the security challenges of our time. Among the most pressing concerns are migration, development and the ecological threats to communities posed by climate change. Our Security master's degree is designed to develop skills for those students wishing to pursue careers in international politics and the charity and humanitarian sectors, as well as those hoping to go on to study for a PhD.

The Security MA degree is both theoretical, covering ideas and concepts that inform the study of international security, but is also practical and has an emphasis on problem-solving. Our experts, who all teach and work in security, lead students in understanding conflict in our world. Subjects studied include conflict, civil wars and military/political responses. Our experts operate through small group teaching and individual supervision in a supportive environment geared to the work of understanding our world. There is emphasis on engagement with practice and policy work.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1509 222983