University of St Andrews

International Security Studies MLitt

University of St Andrews
In St Andrews

£10,880
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Typology Master
Location St andrews (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
  • Master
  • St andrews (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voice by engaging with different theoretical approaches and empirical case studies.

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Location

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St Andrews (Fife)
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University Of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ

Starts

On request

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

This programme allows students to study critical and traditional security approaches. It ensures that students grasp the cutting edge debates taking place in security studies. It invites students to think originally and pushes them to ask alternative questions. It provides opportunities for students to apply a wide array of theoretical lenses. It encourages students to focus on specific empirical case studies and global security issues.

· Who is it intended for?

Students who graduate from the MLitt in International Security Studies frequently find employment in the foreign service, non-governmental agencies and security consulting, or advance to a PhD to pursue an academic career. The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students to build their employability skills.

· Requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree. A background in political science and international relations is strongly encouraged.

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What you'll learn on the course

Politics
Global
Diplomacy
Great Powers
Emergent
Terrorism
Global Politics
Political Thought
Political Economy
Religion
International Politics

Course programme

Modules

All International Security Studies MLitt students take two compulsory and two optional modules over the course of the programme.

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Compulsory

  • Critical Security Studies: examines the challenge to traditional conceptions of security presented by the emergence of critical security studies since the end of the Cold War.
  • International Security: focuses on important issues and significant debates in security studies.
Optional
  • The Changing Face(s) of Diplomacy: highlights the role of emotions, persuasion and communication technology into the diplomatic arena.
  • Emergent Great Powers: provides a comparative analysis of the emergence of India and China as great powers within the international system.
  • Gender and Terrorism: deconstructs the gendered discourses of rationality and strategy that dominate Terrorism studies and overlook other sub-state violent actors.
  • The Global Politics of Everyday Life: explores how everyday life and global politics are co-constitutive by drawing on a range of interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives.
  • The Military in Politics: introduces students to civil-military relations and then analyses how armed forces impact states domestic politics.
  • Non-Western Political Thought: explores different elements of non-Western thought to understand assumptions about the body, political community and the world.
  • Political Economy of Conflict: provides a political economy perspective on conflict in a developing economy.
  • Religion and International Politics: investigates the so-called 'global resurgence' of politicised religion.
  • Security and Justice: examines the development and efficacy of institutions in the fields of peace, security and justice.
  • Spaces of Securitization: explores how securitization unfolds in theory and in practice by investigating the ‘spatial turn’ in IR.
Dissertation

The final element of the MLitt is a 15,000-word dissertation. The dissertation should focus on an area of international security studies in which you are interested. Each student is supported by a relevant supervisor from the School who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.

If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there is an exit award available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.

Additional information

Overseas Fee : £21,990

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