Taught course

Global Cooperation and Security

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Government and Society
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (UK 2:1, GPA 3.00) is required for admission to taught Masters programmes.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc degree explores the theory and practice of how individuals, states, and political institutions manage conflict, and develop cooperation in international relations. The programme considers how political communities with different values, cultures, histories, and security conceptions can build trust in a global system.

You will gain a multidisciplinary understanding of key global security challenges (e.g. climate change, nuclear proliferation, transnational terrorism, and intractable conflicts inside and across state borders) and cover debates in International Relations, Political Psychology and Security Studies.

Topics and issues examined include:

  • The Security Dilemma
  • Face-to-face diplomacy
  • Peace building, alliances and institutions
  • Emotions in crises and conflicts
  • The psychology of radicalization, terrorism, and political violence
  • Identities of religion, gender, and nationalism
  • Game theory: the Prisoner’s Dilemma
  • The risks of nuclear war during the Cold War
  • US-Iran nuclear relations
  • The possibilities for avoiding a new Cold War with China.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Tereza Capelos
Email
t.capelos@bham.ac.uk