Politics and International Studies

Postgraduate taught

We are excited to be launching a brand new Master's programme on Security in 2019-20, building on both existing research strengths and a string of recent appointments, and in response to enthusiastic student demand for such a programme.

The modules on the programme take you through a rich variety of different case studies of security threats and responses, including: nuclear weapons, terrorism, migration, climate change, cyber threats and civil wars. Analysis is underpinned by thought-provoking engagement with cutting edge theories in both traditional and critical security studies, war studies, peace studies and related scholarship.

We have designed the programme to develop your confidence in writing not only traditional essays but also policy-briefs and an extended dissertation on a security topic tailored to your particular interests and potential career ambitions. We are also planning a series of contacts with both experts and experienced practitioners, and students will be invited to participate in activities run by our Centre for Security Studies.

In short, this programme is designed for those interested in working in diplomacy, journalism, civil service, policy-making, campaigning, and/or research, as well as more generally those of you wanting to learn more about security threats and how these are framed and responded to.

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