M.A. On Campus

International Relations and Security

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This innovative new MA International Relations and Security Studies course from Nottingham Trent University gives you a critical approach to complex security problems and enables you to understand them at a global level of analysis. The course offers you the chance develop an in-depth knowledge of security policies their challenges and the interconnected nature of threats.


International security is a complex and rapidly evolving concern for many organisations, institutions and governments. From global climate emergency to the increased threats from terrorist groups, the risks these treats pose to many long-established security policies have led to a rapid development in the field of Security Studies.

Careers and employability

As a graduate of this International Relations and Security course from Nottingham Trent University, you'll have had the opportunity to reflect on the subject and transferable skills you have learnt while preparing coursework. 

These include expertise in writing complex, yet concise, analytical pieces, develop and implement projects, diplomatic and negotiation skills, and the ability to present in-depth ideas with confidence. You'll also be encouraged to articulate these skills in relation to particular occupations that you may be interested in pursuing.

This course focuses on developing the following skills: analysis, communication, time-management, team-working, problem solving, and IT / modern technologies. Each module on this course is designed to engage students in developing these skills, which often form part of assessed assignments. Moreover, private sector businesses are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of policy making and implementation, institutions, and processes.

You may also seek an internship and / or a placement during the summer months, you will be assisted by the course team to help you find relevant roles.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Approaches and Issues in International Security
  • International Relations Theory
  • Researching Political Issues
  • Dissertation, Work-based Experience or Policy Lab
  • Negotiating in International Contexts
  • Political Economy of International Security
  • Service Learning

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above).
If you hold a first degree but it doesn't meet the entry requirements above, please refer to the information below.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15850 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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