Taught course

International Security and Risk

University of Southampton · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

The normal criterion for admission is a high upper second class Honours degree in a relevant subject (some examples may include social sciences, economics, history, or cognate fields) from a UK university or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Through this programme you will have the opportunity to develop new solutions to these complex challenges by undertaking wide interdisciplinary study. You will have the opportunity to examine the key security issues facing the world today, including cyber threats, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and the challenges posed by states and non-state actors. With a focus on understanding the real-world policy implications of these security challenges, you will have the opportunity to develop practical, policy-relevant proposals. Using advanced research on risk analysis and decision making, you will be expected to apply advanced interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in addressing global security issues.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see the funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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