Taught course

International Security Studies

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Politics
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. Equivalent relevant professional experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

his course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.

This degree combines a study of the main theories and concepts in international security with empirical analysis of contemporary security issues such as terrorism, proliferation, failed states and security communities.

The MA in International Security Studies will equip you with the skills to think critically and analytically about international security and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems. You will develop the ability to analyse international security problems using a mix of theoretical and empirical tools.

You will complete one core module on 'International Security' and you can then choose three option modules, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to develop your specialist knowledge in your key area of interest.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score fo 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
Email
politicspg@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2714