University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Strategic Studies

The course will provide well-qualified graduates and experienced career professionals with an advanced, multidisciplinary appreciation and understanding of the characteristics, practice and profound effects of the use of force by states and non-state actors throughout the international system. To scrutinise salient, real-world security issues which challenge governments, armed services, international organisations, and business around the world.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or recognised equivalent In international relations, politics, economics, law, geography, history, or cognate disciplines. For candidates who do not meet normal admission requirements, relevant professional experience may be taken into account, for example as in the case of past or present government or international organisation officials, and members of the UK or other armed forces.

Course modules

Modules include: Strategic theory; and religion; conflict and security; global security issues; terrorism and counter terrorism; Latin America: security conditions and challenges; and use of force in international law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of essay work, class presentations, examination, and dissertation.

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 September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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01224 272762