Taught course

International Security

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2:1 standard from a recognised university in International Relations, Politics, History, Geography, Economics, Law, Management or cognate disciplines.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The MSc International Security provides is not a taught degree which relies on specific courses, it is a research programme delivered with expertise in a particular topic relevant to governments, international institutions and world business.

Why study International Security?

  • Medium length "research only" degree.
  • Can be completed in either 12 or 24 months.
  • Delivers high quality expertise in a particular relevant topic of value to governments, international institutions and world business.
  • High quality, individual supervision by expert tutors drawn from the wide range of Aberdeen staff.
  • The MSc Strategic Studies is taught by The School of Social Sciences at University of Aberdeen
  • Teaching quality is rated as ‘Excellent’, the highest mark attainable, and the most recent national assessment of research quality ranked us as joint sixth in the UK, and one of the top two departments in Scotland.
  • You are taught by a medium sized department allowing a friendly and intimate atmosphere
  • We are located in North East Scotland, a cosmopolitan energy hub with links to the rest of the world. It is a vibrant city with the feel of a large town and plenty of open spaces, a beach, countryside and great architecture.

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School Administrator
+44(0)1224 272762