Taught course

International Security and Risk

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This programme combines security studies, cyber security and risk analysis to reflect a global political environment that demands new thinking. This multidisciplinary approach incorporates both the skills and the dimensions of understanding that are necessary for navigating the radically changed political landscape of the 21st Century. Historical, social scientific, technological, and military factors are placed on an equal footing in order to grapple with contemporary problems and challenges. Using advanced research on risk analysis and decision making, students will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to address global security issues and the complex situations policy makers address every day.

Core modules:
Contemporary Security Challenges; Security Theory; Foundations of Cyber Security; Principles of Risk Management

Optional modules:
four from a wide range in Politics and International Relations and Social Sciences

Plus dissertation

Information for international students

Applicants require an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in all components. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences