Taught course

Strategy and International Security

University of Hull · Department of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

The University normally looks for a good standard of UK Bachelors degree at the Honours level (at least second class), or an equivalent standard in a non-UK post-school-leaving qualification of at least three years duration, and awarded by a recognised higher education institute. Because strategic/security is a practical subject, mature students are considered on basis of experience and motivation, and formal qualifications.

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: military, security and risk analysis to name a few.

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see our website

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries webpage.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01482 466 208
01482 466 208