Security, violence and conflict are now central to international politics and development policy discourse. Understanding the modern world demands a full appreciation of conflict and violence.
In this course you explore coverage of ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict, in addition to ‘non-traditional’ issues such as economic security, environmental security, health and migration.
Capitalising on departmental expertise in security, you will receive an advanced introduction to the main approaches in the study of security.
These approaches cover realism, securitization theory, feminist approaches, critical theory and poststructuralism.
You will study four compulsory 20-credit international relations modules, and a further two optional modules before taking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course.
The compulsory modules are: human rights, humanitarian Intervention and global justice; critical security studies; and violence, conflict and development.
A wide selection of optional modules span from war, technology and culture to the policy making process, and from rethinking global governance to democracy and constitutional design.
You will develop a depth of knowledge around international security and development, as well as excellent oral and writing skills.
Graduates of the MA in International Security and Development programme at Swansea University go on to careers in UN organisations, government and politics, humanitarian organisations, media and PR.
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- Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences
- Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics
- Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security
- Violence, Conflict and Development
- Approaches to International Relations
- The Policy Making Process
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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Applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 July for entry in September, to ensure that vacancies are still available.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Terrorism & Security View 420 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
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The typical entry requirement is a first degree in any background, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
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International17350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time (2 years) fees:
- UK&EU students: £ 3,950
- International students: £ 8,700
- UK&EU students: £ 2,600
- International students: £ 5,800
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.