12 months
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21240 GBP/year
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About

The International Security degree from University of Birmingham 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.

Overview

The International Security degree from University of Birmingham considers the nature of contemporary security threats, the nature and management of security threats, including security cooperation in the absence of an overarching world government. It promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, empirical and ethical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a team of 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. 

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Security Studies
  • Contemporary Security Challenges
  • Dissertation  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

For the MA International Security degree you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Masters:

  • £4,905 PT (UK)
Postgraduate diploma:
  • £6,540 FT (UK)
  • £3,270 PT (UK)
  • £14,160 FT (International)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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