M.A. On Campus

International Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University

12 months
16000 GBP/year
7350 GBP/year
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Studying the MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security from Northumbria University will give you the opportunity to explore responses to security challenges within a dynamic framework of politics, law and ethics.


Increasing globalisation could be increasing the potential for peace, yet conflict and security continue to dominate international relations.

But how can states respond to emerging security threats from individuals, organisations and states? The course will explore the questions of what can be done versus what ought to be done.

Emphasising the relationship between international and national interests, the programme will allow you to understand conflict and security as a policy challenge and to recognise the increasing degree of interdependence between states in governing this area of international relations.

Open to students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines, this programme will be particularly suited to those looking for careers in international organisations, government, media or academia.

Career Edge

  • The International Relations, Conflict and Security from Northumbria University is designed to give you a firm grounding in theoretical and professional development.
  • You will graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will enable you to work in a range of conflict and security analysis related contexts.
  • You will be particularly suited to careers as political/policy analysts, program/development officers, consultants, risk analysts, advocacy/outreach officers, and journalists, as well as to management positions in international organisations, NGOs, government, the development sector, media, academia, and the military/private security providers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Language Skills in FADSS Level 7 
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Contemporary Challenges in Conflict and Security 
  • Conflict and Security Governance
  • Theorising International Relations, Conflict and Security 
  • Social Sciences Postgraduate Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject, or equivalent.
  • International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Full UK Fee: £7,350
  • Full EU Fee: £16,000
  • Full International Fee: £16,000

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
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