Plymouth University

Plymouth University

International Relations: Global Security and Development

Understand how global security and development are interconnected in our interdependent world. Discover how and why underlying issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge. Gain a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics that drive global politics, and the ability to use this knowledge in fields as diverse as diplomacy, journalism, finance, industry, public relations and risk analysis. 1 year full-time. Part-time route available. * Gain a understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, human rights, world trade, poverty and climate change. * Take the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions - Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia - and critically debate their different perspectives. * Attain invaluable research skills - by studying this programme you will be able to conduct and present an extended piece of research. * Tailor your masters to match your career aspirations by choosing the subjects that most interest you from a range of elective modules. * Become part of a lively research community with the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration. We work with the Centre for Research in Sustainable Leadership, Governance and Policy and Plymouth International Studies Centre and several of our students have gone on to work as research assistants.

Course modules

Core modules: * MA Dissertation in Global Security and Development * Research, Professional Skills and Methodology * Strategy and Security Studies * Critical Approaches to Global Governance Optional modules: * Sub-Saharan Africa in the Global Political Economy * International Relations in the Middle East: A Critical Approach * International Relations in Practice * Crisis Points: America in the Middle East since 1945 * International Trade Policy and Politics The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

Assessment of modules will be by a mixture of essays, seminar presentations, report writing, exams, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

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Main Site PL4 8AA South West

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