Master's degrees

We run one Master’s programme and contribute several modules to two more, reflecting the diversity of our expertise. These programmes offer our postgraduates an opportunity to explore these research areas in greater depth, as well as broaden their critical understanding of related topics. We take it as a compliment that many of our own graduates opt to stay with us and enrol on these programmes.

In addition to programmes to which we already contribute several modules (listed below), 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 new 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.

Further information on both the new MA as well as other programmes to which we contribute can be found below.


in the UK for Politics
(Guardian 2020)


for Student Satisfaction in History
(Guardian University Guide 2020)


for Graduate Prospects in Politics
(Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)