Taught course

International Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Increasing globalisation could be increasing the potential for peace, yet conflict and security continue to dominate international relations.

But how can states respond to emerging security threats from individuals, organisations and states?
Studying the MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security will give you the opportunity to explore responses to such security challenges within a dynamic framework of politics, law and ethics - the questions of what can be done versus what ought to be done.
Emphasising the relationship between international and national interests, the programme will allow you to understand conflict and security as a policy challenge and to recognise the increasing degree of interdependence between states in governing this area of international relations.
Open to students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines, this programme will be particularly suited to those looking for careers in international organisations, government, media or academia.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 406 0901