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MA/PGDip International Security and Terrorism

University of Birmingham

Our MA in International Security and Terrorism provides an advanced understanding of issues in international security since the end of the Cold War. It focuses on security in relation to issues of force and power in international relations.

he MA in International Security and Terrorism explores issues of political violence, terrorism, conflict, the use of force, the nature and management of security threats including security cooperation in the absence of an overarching wold government. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, empirical and ethical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a team of two internationally renowned research-active Security Studies specialists.

The degree provides an advanced understanding of issues in international security since the end of the Cold War. It focuses on security in relation to issues of force and power in international relations, and is placed within the relevant theoretical and empirical contexts of contemporary debates.

You can expect to gain an understanding of the wide-ranging nature of security studies, an appreciation of the historical importance of security issues, and an insight into future problems and debates that will affect the stability of the 21st-century world order.

Why study this course?

  • Choose from an extensive range of optional modules
  • Study in a supportive environment with research-active Security Studies scholars
  • Be a part of the International Relations and Security Theory research group
  • Participate in a range of intellectual and social events alongside your programme

Who is the programme for?

This programme will appeal to a wide range of students who have an interest in security issues and practices, including civilian and military officials (most probably junior or mid-level officials), who want to deepen their understanding and upgrade their qualifications. It will also be of interest to students who seek to develop a deeper understanding of these very important aspects of international relations and of the world we live in.

Employability

Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.

The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.

Careers Network

The Careers Network provides a dedicated service to help you find work experience or internship opportunities outside of your studies, either part-time during term-time, or over the summer vacation. Right from the start of your degree you will have access to our interactive careers service, through which many regional, national and international employers advertise their vacancies, and your college internship officers will go out and about to find vacancies that will be a useful addition to your CV.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

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Modules

  • Security Studies
  • Contemporary Security Challenges
  • Dissertation
  • China and the World
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Conflict
  • Contemporary Security Challenges
  • Dilemmas in International Relations
  • Diplomacy and Statecraft
  • Doing Political Research
  • Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics
  • Gender, Peace & (In)security
  • Global Cooperation on Global Problems
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time