Normally 2nd-class degree in Politics, International Relations, History, Economics, Geography, Law or other cognate discipline, but relevant professional experience may be taken into account.
Exit after four taught modules with PG Diploma; or continue to dissertation for MLitt degree.
Months of entry
The MSc Strategic Studies provides you with ability to scrutinise world security issues, conflict, armed services, peace, international organisations and business around the world. The long-established degree which delivers a thorough examination and understanding of the theory and practice of the use of power and force to address national and international security objectives. Four taught modules: Strategic Theory; International Organisations and Use of Force; European Security; Global Security Issues. Summer dissertation of 12-15,000 words.
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Information for international students
Aberdeen is a distinctive Scottish university well served by cheap air travel from London and also connecting to international destinations via Amsterdam. The department has a community of about 35 postgraduates - about half from overseas.
Fees and funding
- More information about tuition fees and payment plans.
- University of Aberdeen Funding Database
- Alumni discount for postgraduate degrees (20%)
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||67|
|Dissertation||33 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- J H Wyllie
- +44 (0)1224 272762