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Strategic Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The MA in Strategic Studies is a two year, part-time degree offered in a fully online format by the School of History. 

Overview

This course offers a uniquely well-rounded approach to strategic studies that considers pressing global challenges such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, international peacekeeping, the changing international system, and the rise of non-state actors and new ways of warfare. It will provide students with a deep understanding of how historical developments have affected the evolution of strategy.

The course equips students with the knowledge and skills to develop a sophisticated understanding of both the history of strategy and warfare and of contemporary security issues. Its flexible, online delivery will mean that it will appeal to busy professionals as well as those with a broad interest in warfare and strategy.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Strategic Studies 
  • The Making of Modern War and Strategy, 1450-1945 
  • US Grand Strategy 
  • Terrorism, Insurgency and Political Violence 
  • Strategic Studies Summer School 
  • Nuclear Strategy and Diplomacy
  • Small States, Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Candidates should hold a primary degree with a 2H1 (or equivalent) in any discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a 2H2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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