This International Security and Risk MSc course offered at the University of Southampton combines security studies, cyber security and risk analysis to reflect a global political environment that demands new thinking.
On this course we take a multidisciplinary approach to teach the skills and understanding you'll need to work in the modern political landscape.
You’ll have the chance to develop new solutions to these complex challenges by undertaking wide interdisciplinary study. You'll examine the key security issues facing the world today, including:
- cyber threats
- weapons of mass destruction
- the challenges posed by states and non-state actors
With a focus on understanding the real-world policy implications of these security challenges, you'll have the chance to develop practical, policy-relevant proposals.
Using advanced research on risk analysis and decision-making, you'll learn how to apply advanced interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in addressing global security issues.
You’ll consider historical, social, scientific, technological and military factors as you examine the issues of modern security.
There's a wide range of international security jobs for graduates, with career routes including:
- cyber defence
- risk analysis
- policy development
- intelligence assessment
- conflict resolution
Organisations that would benefit from your skills include:
- government departments and agencies
- international organisations
- non-governmental organisations
- think tanks
- Contemporary Security Challenges
- Cyber Security
- Risk Management
- Security Theory
- Collective Intelligence
- Contemporary Policing
- Cyber Crime, Insecurity and the Dark Web
- Policy Making in a world of Catastrophic Risks
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Risk Management Cyber Security View 555 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject, such as:
- social sciences
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.