Taught course

Global Security

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

For all our courses you’ll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we’ll look at your application on its individual merits.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

You’ll examine the threat of global terrorism following 9/11 and disputes over military intervention in regions around the world. The course will enable you to identify current global security challenges and their impact on patterns in international relations.


Our graduates work for government and other public sector organisations, private sector companies, consultancies and think-tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Core modules

Contemporary Global Security; Dissertation in Contemporary Global Security.

Plus one of the following modules: The Politics of Global Migration; Contemporary Ethnic Conflict; Research Methods; Philosophy and Methodology of Political Research; The Global Politics of the Environment and Climate Change; Wars, New Wars and the Liberal State; Theory and Practice of International Relations.

Optional modules

Two optional modules from a range including: The Political Economy of Globalisation; The Politics of International Law; Contemporary Ethnic Conflict; Europeanisation; The Politics of Global Migration; Contemporary Global Security.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 1642