Taught course

International Security

University of East Anglia · School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies (PPL)

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Entry requirements

Degree Classification - Bachelors (Hons) degree 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject - Humanities or Social Sciences

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Master’s degree programme will provide you with a theoretical and empirical understanding of the major issues in – and challenges posed to – international security.

Within our core modules you’ll examine contemporary security and gain sound knowledge of the issues that fall within its realm, including new wars, humanitarian interventions, poverty, famine, disease pandemics, transnational crime and terrorism. You’ll get to grips with international relations theory. And you’ll find solutions to the type of challenges you might face in the real world through simulated exercises.
You’ll be able to tailor your learning by selecting optional modules, and you’ll complete your degree with a dissertation, which you’ll research and write independently on a subject of your choosing, with academic supervision.
You could also have the chance to take part in trips abroad to locations including Brussels and Geneva, and institutions such as the EU and NATO. We hope to resume these in 2022/23, subject to government health advice at the time..Once there, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to officials and military personnel about their work. And you’ll also be able to meet graduates from UEA who are now working in or near Brussels.
Most years there are also visits to Paris, Kortrijk in Flanders, and Geneva and we hope to resume these in 2022/23, subject to government health advice at the time.. The programme includes study and discussion with academics, politicians and officials, plus visits to international organisations, non-governmental bodies and think tanks such as the European Institute for Asian studies, ICRC, WHO and UNESCO.
As a member of our postgraduate community you’ll be able to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Shami Chakrabarti, the former director of Liberty, and Sir Stephen Wall, a retired diplomat. See our website to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515