Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Strategic Studies (Research Training)

This innovative programme is designed to facilitate the development of a critical awareness of the state of theory and practice in the field of strategic studies and an in-depth understanding of the contemporary use of force in international relations.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (minimum 2.2 with minimum final average 56.5%) or equivalent (e.g. for US students, a Grade Point Average of 2.93); others considered indivudually normally through interview; plus evidence of suitability to study the course; references may be required; and where applicable IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 93 (internet-based).

Course modules

Core modules: thoughts of war: strategic theory and thinkers; contemporary strategic problems; 2 options from range; plus dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of examinations, project work, short reports, essays and dissertation. It may, depending on the modules chosen, include seminar presentations, review essays and literature searches.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 6,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MA Part-time £ 6,125 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of International Politics
Telephone number: 
01970 622625