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Geopolitics, Territory and Security

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
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22350 GBP/year
9990 GBP/year
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The Geopolitics, Territory and Security MA from King's College London is a unique multidisciplinary course that focuses on the territorial aspect of inter-state relations.  

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Overview

The Geopolitics, Territory and Security MA at King's College London is a specialised master’s course, concentrating on the territorial element of inter-state relations. International (legal and technical) experts, as well as recognised scholars, will provide you with a clear theoretical and historical foundation in the principal study concepts relating to territory and international boundaries. 

The course will introduce you to legal, technical and practical factors of the creation and maintenance of international boundaries on land and sea, as well as offering valuable insights into the processes involved in resolving border and territorial disputes. The course engages with how academic disciplines have evolved to cover territorial questions, including the latest vogue critical lenses. It also focuses on how processes play out at the regional level, including a concentration on the Middle East and North Africa.

Key benefits

  • Learn from established academic authorities on borders, boundaries and territorial questions from a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives. Also learn from leading legal practitioners and technicians in international boundary dispute resolution, including from Eversheds (Paris), Latham and Watkins and Volterra Fietta.
  • Makes extensive use of London’s vast collection of resources for researching historical and contemporary aspects of international boundary questions and territorial disputes.
  • Excellent access to the National Archives and British Library.
  • Flexibility for researching an extensive range of regional issues, with students granted considerable autonomy in developing the focus of their coursework.

Career prospects

Graduates from this course have gone on to occupy senior management positions in government agencies and international consultancies. Many have also gained employment with NGOs involved in dispute resolution, international law firms, government ministries, oil companies, departments of the United Nations and the European Union.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practising Social Research 
  • Dissertation in Geopolitics, Territory and Security 
  • Boundaries, Sovereignty and the Territorial State 
  • Territorial and Boundary Dispute Resolution 
  • Geopolitics of Natural Resource Disputes 
  • Critical Geographies of Terrorism 
  • Water, Security and the Environment 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 undergraduate degree. Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have professional or voluntary experience will also be considered.
  • Please provide a writing sample of around 500 words, answering the following questions. Please note this an essential requirement and supporting statements which do not answer the questions below will not be assessed as part of your application. 
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic.
  • You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £11,175 per year 

Funding

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