Taught course

International Security Studies

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of International Relations
Qualifications
MLittPGDip

Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 UK Honours degree or equivalent (GPA 3.6).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in International Security Studies provides students with a solid foundation in theoretical perspectives on and policy approaches to international security.

Course highlights

  • The course provides detailed study of international security topics ranging from particular geographical regions to vital contemporary issues such as terrorism, great power relations, identity anad conflict, gender and political economy.
  • The programme is designed to provide students with key conceptual tools needed to be competitive in the job market.
  • Students take two compulsory modules, International Security Studies and Critical Security Studies, which will ground them in both long-standing and contemporary approaches to security issues.
  • Prepares students for a wide range of professional careers including government, NGOs, IOs and regional organisations such as the EU.

Teaching format

The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations. The programme commences in September and ends the following August.

The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice. The two compulsory modules, International Security Studies and Critical Security Studies, will ground you in both long-standing and contemporary approaches to security issues.

Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.

Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.

Information for international students

A high proportion of IR postgraduates are overseas students. Overseas student whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of English language competency e.g. IELTS band 7.0 or equivalent. For more information please visit: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
£9870
International students
£20370

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
irpgt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 461944