University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Strategic Studies

MSc Strategic Studies provides you with advanced understanding of the use of force in conflict.The MSc Strategic Studies provides you with ability to scrutinise real world security issues which challenge governments, conflict, armed services, peace, international organisations and business around the world. The programme intends to equip you with a range of advanced theoretical and operational understanding of the characteristics, practise and profound effects of use of force by states and non-state actors throughout the international system. The programme is multidisciplinary and international in course content, attracting international students. You learn about the contribution of strategy as a mechanism for the application of power and force, addressing the nature of strategy, deterrence, arms control terrorism, counterinsurgency, sanctions and limited war. The history of international organisations and challenges contributing to the global order, will be examined. You learn about global security and its developments, policies in different areas and countries globally and defense policies internationally. You look at historical facets of transnational terrorism and different causes, plus you look at domestic, international and cultural ideological factors.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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