Taught course

International Security

Staffordshire University · Justice, Security and Sustainability

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have a global perspective and would like to understand the complex security structures and processes operating in the world, this course is perfect for you. On this distance learning course, you’ll address and debate key issues associated with international security in a period of rapid change.

The MA International Security introduces you to a range of security challenges as well as 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 since the end of the Cold War and engage with mainstream theoretical approaches of the discipline and newer conceptions of 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.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International Security. If you complete a specific pathway route, your award title will reflect this.

Part-time study

If you wish to study this course part-time, the duration of the course is two years.

The expected study pattern is to complete modules totalling 180 credits over the two years of study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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