Taught course

International Security

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Prospective students should have an undergraduate honours degree, minimum 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject area such as politics, international relations, history, geography, economics or security studies.

Mature students with substantial work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We live in uncertain times. Terrorism, conflict, environmental catastrophe, weapons of mass destruction and weak states are all security issues that are reflected in our media, dominate policy-making in international politics and increasingly impinge on our daily lives.

This course offers anyone interested in transnational security issues an advanced grounding in the subject whilst, at the same time, enabling you to specialise in particular issues or regions of interest. Drawing upon departmental expertise in the areas of security studies, comparative politics, international law and conflict, political theory and global politics, this course can be tailored to your specific interests; optional units can be taken in subjects such as political violence, biopolitics, media, communication and conflict, international law of targeting, and regional international politics. The programme is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career in policymaking, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The Department of Politics and International Relations has a strong commitment to high quality, cutting-edge research which informs our teaching. We are a research community that draws on various methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of domestic, transnational, regional and global politics. This includes research into areas such as security, international diplomacy, international law, the use of military force, the European Union and the impact of new communication technology on politics, nationalism and migration.

This course is also offered at Postgraduate Diploma level for those who do not have the academic background necessary to begin an advanced Masters degree. The structure of the Diploma is identical except that you will not write a dissertation. If you are successful on the Diploma you may transfer to the MSc, subject to academic approval.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Charlotte Langston
Email
charlotte.langston@royalholloway.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1784 443669