International Relations and Security Studies MA

In Bradford

£ 6,680 + VAT


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    1 Year

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The new MA in International Relations and Security Studies explores themes of peace and conflict studies, including:
war, violence and security-building between and within states and regions
tackling WMD, conventional arms proliferation, political violence and terrorism
development and operation of international and regional institutions
past and present transnational challenges in international and regional diplomacy
contemporary global challenges such as environmental degradation, trafficking/crime and migration
You will develop an advanced academic and policy relevant understanding of international relations and security, along with analytical skills that are in high demand within institutional politics, NGO and lobbying organisations.
You will have the opportunity to take specialist pathways, including specialising in selected regions (Europe, Africa, MENA, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean), with opportunities for selected study visits, or take thematic specialisms including international governance, modern diplomacy, security studies, or political violence and terrorism.
The programme is delivered by the Division of Peace Studies and International Development, which maintains an international reputation as a centre for excellence in research, teaching, training and policy engagement (in particular in the fields of disarmament and arms control). This means your teaching will not only be research-informed but also delivered by staff well-positioned to facilitate policy and practitioner engagement.




Bradford (West Yorkshire)
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Richmond Road, BD7 1DP


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Applicants should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.

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Course programme

The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Semester 1

  • The International System in Theory and Context. Core
  • Contemporary Security Challenges. Core
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Transnational Challenges: Problems and Responses. Core
  • Middle East Politics and Security Dynamics. Optional
  • Africa Study Visit. Optional
  • Political Violence and Terrorism. Optional
  • Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Optional
  • Gender Peace and Development. Optional
  • International Environmental Governance. Optional

Note: African Political and Security Dynamics is offered as an option in S1 and it is advised that students going on the Africa Study Visit either take or audit this course.

International Relations and Security Studies MA

£ 6,680 + VAT