12 months
15000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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This International Relations and Security degree offered at the University of Westminster provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory.  

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The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples.This International Relations and Security degree offered at the University of Westminster

This International Relations and Security degree offered at the University of Westminster will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Controversies in International Security: 
  • Intervention Terrorism and Self-Defence 
  • Dissertation and Research Methods 
  • Theories of International Security 
  • Controversies in United States Foreign Policies  
  • Democratic Innovations: Participatory Spaces around the World 
  • Democratic Politics: Key Debates and Issues 
  • Global Change: Toward a New Non-Western Order? 
  • Global Politics of Energy and Environmental Change 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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 lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related discipline in social sciences or humanities.
  • If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £4,750 (Price per academic year)
  • International PT tuition fee: £7,500 (Price per academic year)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /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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