Taught course

Strategic Studies and Management MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Strategic Studies and Management allows you to understand interstate and international issues which may affect business operations and provide stategic leadership in negotiation, selling, rhetoric, communication and web presence. You will be able to change and adapt when certain situations present and pre-empt issues by early intervention.

You study core modules from MSc Strategic Studies and the MBA combined to provide the synergy between the strategic policies, decision-making, leadership and operational applications of national and international security institutions and those of large and small organisations in the business and non-governmental sectors.You look at the crossover in practise and experience of situations in both national and international security and non-security organisations -within the context of a globalized, international system of rapid strategic, technological and economic change.

Courses include: The Leadership Challenge, Managing Change and Innovation, Global Security Issues, Interpersonal Management Negotiation and Persuasion, Business Strategy, Strategic Theory, and your Dissertation in Strategic Studies.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by the School of Social Sciences and Business School of which 80% of research is judged to be of international quality.
  • You are taught in a cosmopolitant city where many head offices of the world oil and gas industry are situated and where a lot of strategic studies learning has come from.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September, January
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

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