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 International Security and Development programme from Swansea University 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.
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.
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 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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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Terrorism & Security View 507 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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International17850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17850 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8150 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years) fees:
- UK students: £ 4,050
- International students: £ 8,950
- UK students: £ 2,700
- International students: £ 5,950
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.