M.A. On Campus

Security Studies

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
15850 GBP/year
7700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This new MA Security Studies course from Nottingham Trent University offers an opportunity to take part in rapidly evolving contemporary discussions on security and may serve as a pathway to doctoral studies. It focuses both on theoretical underpinnings of traditional Security Studies as well as more contemporary theorisation of Critical Security Studies.


Traditional Security Studies mainly analyses areas such as threats to state security, military strategy and tactics, utilisation of conventional and unconventional weapons, or great power politics on the international level. 

Critical Security Studies focuses on the opening up of the referent objects of security from state to individuals, groups, or global environment, and widening of our understanding of security threats. The course will provide you with advanced knowledge of both approaches to the study of security, combining the understanding of interrelated global security problems with their local, national, regional and global effects.

Throughout the Security Studies course from Nottingham Trent University, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge to local security environments and institutions which the Department works closely with to nurture your specialised research focus. You may have the chance to work with organisations focusing on providing help and support of refugees, women’s charities, or local councils.

Careers and employability

As a graduate of this course, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Approaches and Issues in International Security
  • Political Economy of International Security
  • Researching Political Issues
  • Dissertation, Work-based Experience or Policy Lab
  • Negotiating in International Contexts
  • Global Governance and International Institutions
  • Democracy, Citizenship and Sustainability
  • Gender and Security

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to demonstrate how your experiences and knowledge would enable you to study this course at Masters-level in your Personal Statement.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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.

Our partners

Security Studies
Nottingham Trent University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!