A second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Other applications will be considered depending on experience, motivation and aptitude.
Months of entry
Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis.
- Gain a understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change.
- Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
- Attain invaluable research skills – by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research.
- Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules.
- Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. We work with the Centre for Research in Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy and Plymouth International Studies Centre and several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.
This MA is particularly appropriate for students with qualifications in one or a combination of these subjects: Development Studies, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Language and Cultural Studies, Law, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575
Fees and funding
As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.
The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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