Taught course

International Security

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students are normally required to have at least a second-class honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA course in International Security allows you to specialise in an important aspect of world politics. It covers both the traditional focus on the security of states and more contemporary debates centred on ‘human security’ in a variety of contexts.
You will be encouraged to think beyond ‘bullets and bombs’ to consider a range of practices that contribute to our understandings of security and insecurity. It also provides a sound grounding in relevant research methods. As a postgraduate programme, the integration between research and teaching is a crucial part of the quality of the experience.
Students with a postgraduate degree in International Security will be well-suited to careers in a variety of professions, including government, non-governmental organisations, charity organisations, civil service, international organisations, law and the trade unions.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 484901