Oxford Brookes University

International Studies (Security)

One of the key themes in contemporary international studies is the changing nature of security in a global era. The course provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced international studies, and in particular applies these to contemporary debates on 'human security', culminating in autonomous learning and independent study in the form of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class Honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline. Applicants whose home language is not English require IELTS level 6.5 or above (or equivalent) or GSCE English language grade A-C.

Course modules

Semester 1: International relations in theory and practice; global political economy; readings in social science; international security in the global era; research methods in the social sciences plus one of the following: international security in the global era; research methods in the social sciences; international development; global politics and the environment; international energy politics; violence and post-war reconstruction; dilemmas of international ethics; independent study; dissertation. Students taking the postgraduate certificate are required to complete: International relations in theory and practice; global political economy; international security in the global era.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted through a variety of assignments linked to the expected learning outcomes; assignments include essays, presentations, projects, reports and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,980 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,620 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,980 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,980 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,980 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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