International Security MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7805
    Tuition (Module)
    7805
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.
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  • Fees and funding

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This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. International security problems often stem from complex political, economic, religious, environmental, social and cultural causes, and involve a broad range of non-state actors. The study of security in the contemporary international system thus poses a series of challenging intellectual questions and policy dilemmas, which this course will help you address in an informed and creative manner.

This degree combines a study of the main theories and concepts in international security with empirical analysis of contemporary security issues such as terrorism, proliferation, failed states and security communities.

The MA in International Security by distance learning will equip you with the skills to think critically and analytically about international security and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems. You will develop the ability to analyse international security problems using a mix of theoretical and empirical tools.

You will complete one core module on 'International Security' and you can then choose three option modules, which, along with your dissertation, allow you to develop your specialist knowledge in your key area of interest.

Distance learning gives you the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

Programme Structure

Course modules

Core:

  • International Security
  • Dissertation

Option modules (three from the following - subject to availability):

  • American Interventionism after the Cold War
    • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
    • Diplomatic Systems
    • Intelligence and Security
    • The Art of Negotiation
    • Theories of International Relations
    • The International Politics of Protection
    • EU Enlargement and Democratic Consolidation in Post-Communist Europe
    • The Politics of Human Rights
    • Strategy in the Modern World
    • Governance and Corruption
    • The Politics of European Integration
    • Euroscepticism
    • The Politics of Conflict and Violence
    • Gender in Global Perspective
    • The Transformation of Modern Warfare
    • The Politics of Global Modern Nuclear Order
    • The Politics of Violent Conflict and its Legacies in Northern Ireland

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Structure
    Fully structured
  • Student interaction
    Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • Attendance
    No Attendance
  • Teacher support
    Continuous support with feedback on request

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

Either a first or a good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects. For the distance learning course in particular, we also welcome applicants with relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 7805 International
  • GBP 7805 EU/EEA

*September 2016, March 2017:

Home/EU/International: £7,805

Fee listed is for the whole course

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