Strategic Studies, M.A. | Part time | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
24 months
4300 EUR/year
2830 EUR/year
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The MA in Strategic Studies course at University College Cork is a two year, part-time degree offered in a fully online format by the School of History. 


It offers a uniquely well-rounded approach to strategic studies that consider 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.

Learning outcomes

The Strategic Studies course at University College Cork 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

Courses included:

  • Strategic Studies
  • The Making of Modern War and Strategy, 1450-1945
  • US Grand Strategy
  • Terrorism, Insurgency and Political Violence
  • Nuclear Strategy and Diplomacy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 1 (or equivalent) in any discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee. 
  • Graduates who do not meet this requirement and have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant field (such as the military or security services) will be considered as an honours equivalent. Such applicants may be invited for online interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4300 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2830 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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