Taught course

Transnational Security Studies

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

Entry requirements

First degree: UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Alternative entry requirements: Mature students with substantial work experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Questions about security – what drives it and what undermines it – shape global politics. 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 stream in Transnational Security Studies is an exciting new course that brings together many of the existing strengths of the Department of Politics and International Relations, including expertise in the areas of security studies, comparative politics, international law and conflict, political theory, and global politics.

The core of the course traces the security studies discipline from its traditional approaches through its evolution to include ever more transnational dynamics. You can tailor the course to your specific interests through optional units in subjects such as political violence, biopolitics, media, communication and conflict, international law of targeting, and regional international politics. You will be provided with both a firm academic foundation in the security studies discipline and a base of knowledge for careers in fields of policymaking, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and more.

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.

Information for international students

Please visit royalholloway.ac.uk/international English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,200 (2014 entry)
International students
£13,600 (2014 entry)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
20 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Michael Williams
Email
M.J.Williams@rhul.ac.uk