Keele University

Keele University

Global Security

Security matters. Because it matters, its study demands the development of complex analytical skills supported by cutting edge research as well as innovative and creative teaching techniques. This novel exciting course reflects the latest trends in security studies and is designed to provide students with the elements to become world-class global security analysts. The course is intended for UK, EU, and overseas students and offers direct applications for policy-makers, risk professionals, and students seeking to pursue an academic path. Postgraduate teaching and learning generally takes place in a combination of large seminars and smaller discussion groups. Our academics typically lead the sessions, encouraging discussion between all students.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should have a 1st or good 2nd-Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. This 1st degree should be in politics or international relations, or any other social science subject (e.g. Law or sociology), or a humanities subject (e.g. History, philosophy, English, or modern languages). Where English is not a 1st language, proof of English language competence will be required (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6 in each sub-test).

Course modules

Semester 1: Power, knowledge and the world; optional module Semester 2: Perspectives in politics and international relations; research in action; 2 optional modules (for example the theory of global security; perspectives in international relations; the changing international agenda); summer dissertation.

Assessment methods

Sometimes students give presentations, either individually or in groups. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning and students are expected to work on their own to produce their essays and dissertation. Most modules are assessed by a diverse range of coursework (e.g, essays, critiques, reports, presentations), though some modules may also be assessed by seminar contributions and/or written exams.

Sponsorship information

For MA and MRes, departmental funding may be available; for MRes, ESRC funding may also be available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,585 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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