Taught course

International Security Studies (MLitt)

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

Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree. A background in political science and international relations is strongly encouraged.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.

Highlights

    • This programme allows students to study critical and traditional security approaches.
    • It ensures that students grasp the cutting edge debates taking place in security studies.
    • It invites students to think originally and pushes them to ask alternative questions.
    • It provides opportunities for students to apply a wide array of theoretical lenses.
    • It encourages students to focus on specific empirical case studies and global security issues.

Teaching format

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.

Modules

All International Security Studies MLitt students take two compulsory and two optional modules over the course of the programme.

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,880
International students
EU: £10,880  Overseas: £21,990

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
irpgt@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 1944