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War remains a matter of life and death, and although defined by violence, war is a rational tool of policy. The process by which military power is translated into policy effect is strategy, if you are interested in these subjects then the MA Strategy and International Security offered at The University of Hull.

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Overview

This MA Strategy and International Security offered at The University of Hull  covers theory and practice of strategy, including land, sea and air power; terrorism and insurgency; nuclear strategy; technology and war; and ethics. 

The theory of strategy is tested against historical and contemporary case studies, which include Alexander the Great, Napoleon, the First and Second World Wars, Vietnam and the war in Afghanistan.

This MA will give you the confidence to turn your ideas into action – you’ll learn the techniques involved with managing crises, including making decisions, dealing with consequences and achieving resolution. 

This programme will give you transferable knowledge and skills for a wide variety of careers, but especially in fields such as the military, security and risk analysis.

What you'll study

This MA covers the history and concepts of the strategic studies discipline. You’ll study strategic theory, using historical and contemporary case studies to clarify what theoretical concepts mean in practice. You’ll also learn up-to-date approaches to strategic studies, along with more general skills in writing, research, public speaking and logical analysis.

This programme is made up of core and optional modules, as well as a 15,000 word dissertation.

Future prospects

Studying for an MA in Strategy and International Security at Hull opens up a wide range of careers. Your expert knowledge and skills will be beneficial in any industry requiring strategic acumen and leadership. However, this programme prepares you particularly for careers in the military, government offices, public offices and risk analysis.

Many students also choose to progress with their studies to PhD level. Our staff are highly research active and their specialisms include: strategic studies, international relations theory, international law, international organisations, foreign policy, military history and ethics of war.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Studies: Theory and Practice
  • Power and the State in International Politics
  • Challenges in International Politics
  • Approaches to Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a cognate discipline such as law, history, sociology, human geography, social policy and strategic studies is required, or equivalent prior experience can be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Hull

729 - 1384 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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