Taught course

Global Security MSc

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges. Global Security offers you the opportunity to examine conventional and unconventional security threats in the contemporary environment.

  • The programme will develop your knowledge of the major security challenges impacting our rapidly changing socio-political environment at a global, national, and local level. These range from terrorism, insurgency, cyber and hybrid warfare to disease, migration, and climate change.
  • You will have the possibility to combine a broad spectrum of subject areas into your degree, including politics, history, sociology, Central & East European studies, war studies, computing science, geography, law, business, and education.

  • You will address the complexity of contemporary security threats by acquiring the theoretical knowledge and policy tools required for expert analysis and result-oriented action.
  • You will benefit from extra-curricular activities such as master classes delivered by established academics and high-profile professionals, and career-focused workshops.

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £8000 Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits
International students
Full-time fee: £17620

For funding opportunities search the scholarships database

www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/feetable/2018-19/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

The traditional military threats which historically defined global security matters have been quickly replaced by new and security challenges. The Masters programmes in Global Security offer you the opportunity to examine many of these contemporary threats, and the strategic actions and policy developments designed to deal with them.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
socpol-pgt@glasgow.ac.uk