Taught course

International Security and Cooperation

Staffordshire University · Creative Arts and Engineering

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Entry requirements

Honours degree of 2:2 or above, or relevant professional experience.

Language level must be at least IELTS 6-6.5 or equivalent.

For distance learning students, much of the course is delivered through digital platforms so internet access is a requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

In this thought-provoking course, you’ll address and debate key issues associated with international security in a period of rapid change.

The MA in International Security and Cooperation introduces students to a range of security challenges as well as to the dynamics of cooperation in a globalised world. Delivered by our experienced team of academic experts, this course aims to equip students with the necessary analytical and methodological tools to address a variety of empirical, normative and theoretical questions on the nature of international security and the means of cooperation.

In this course, students will explore the changing logic of security in international relations since the end of the Cold War and engage with mainstream theoretical approaches of the discipline and newer conceptions of security, such as securitisation theory and human security. You will examine ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict, in addition to a suite of ‘non-traditional’ and transnational issues such as terrorism, military intervention and human rights, and energy security.

Students will also explore how interaction between international actors such as institutions and regimes produce cooperation and security governance across a range of diverse geographical areas. The course pays particularly close attention to patterns of national security cultures and collective security management.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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