Taught course

Strategy and International Security

University of Hull · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in Strategy & International Security. However, we do recommend that you have a basic knowledge and understanding of this area.

You should have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) and a good level of English Language.

Months of entry


Course content

War remains a matter of life and death, and although defined by violence, war is a rational tool of policy.

The process by which military power is translated into policy effect is strategy. This degree covers theory and practice of strategy, including land, sea and air power; terrorism and insurgency; nuclear strategy; technology and war; and ethics. The theory of strategy is tested against historical and contemporary case studies, which include Alexander the Great, Napoleon, the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam and the war in Afghanistan.

This MA will give you the confidence to turn your ideas into action – you’ll learn the techniques involved with managing crises, including making decisions, dealing with consequences and achieving resolution. This programme will give you transferable knowledge and skills for a wide variety of careers, but especially in fields such as the military, security and risk analysis.

Information for international students

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you must provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other accepted English language proficiency qualifications.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

This programme of study, delivered by Centre for Security Studies, aims to give students a background in the theory and practice of strategy and security from the perspective of the defence professional.

Course contact details

+ 44 (0) 1482 466850