Why Study International Security at University of Aberdeen
Medium length "research only" degree.
Can be completed in either 12 or 24 months.
Delivers high quality expertise in a particular relevant topic of value to governments, international institutions and world business.
High quality, individual supervision by expert tutors drawn from the wide range of Aberdeen staff.
The MSc Strategic Studies is taught by The School of Social Sciences at University of Aberdeen
Teaching quality is rated as ‘Excellent’, the highest mark attainable, and the most recent national assessment of research quality ranked us as joint sixth in the UK, and one of the top two departments in Scotland.
You are taught by a medium sized department allowing a friendly and intimate atmosphere
We are located in North East Scotland, a cosmopolitan energy hub with links to the rest of the world. It is a vibrant city with the feel of a large town and plenty of open spaces, a beach, countryside and great architecture.
The MSc in International Security at University of Aberdeen is a research degree. It is not a taught programme with any courses. It may be undertaken full-time on-campus, or part-time with occasional visits to the supervisor and regular contact being sustained by email/telephone.
There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.
More informationVisit official programme website
Dissertation not exceeding 40,000 words in an aspect of international security studies. The dissertation will either display clear evidence of originality in research outcomes and argument, or it will constitute a satisfactory, orderly and critical exposition of existing knowledge within the field concerned. The dissertation is written over all 3 terms.Course AvailabilityWe will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body International Relations, Politics, History, Geography, Economics, Law, Management, Languages or cognate disciplines. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.
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