Taught course

International Security and Risk

University of Southampton · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc International Security and Risk at the University of Southampton

In a world where cyber threats and terrorism constantly evolve, equip yourself with the expertise to tackle such intricate challenges with our MSc International Security and Risk degree. Melding security studies, cyber security, and risk analysis, this course offers a multidisciplinary approach tailored for the modern political landscape, diving deep into pressing issues from weapons of mass destruction to the nuances of state and non-state actors. Not only will you gain insights into the real-world policy implications of these security concerns, but you'll also be poised to design actionable, policy-relevant solutions. With diverse career avenues from cyber defence to conflict resolution and opportunities in governmental bodies to think tanks, set yourself up as a future security specialist, ready to influence global security policy or pursue advanced research at PhD level.

Information for international students

IELTS language requirements: band G, IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components. For more information on accepted English Language tests, please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information. Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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