University of Bath

University of Bath

International Security

The MA in International Security (MAIS) provides our students with: a unique postgraduate experience designed to train graduates pursuing international careers in administration, diplomacy, policy formation and research; the opportunity to study in an internationally diverse postgraduate community; an enthusiastic and approachable teaching team who are internationally renowned experts in their research fields; a broad and in depth understanding of the new international security environment of the post Cold War era. The programme offers a distinctive focus on security issues, with academic expertise in both international security and European homeland security. Our students gain an insight into the interplay of international power, order and institutions.

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree (1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. In addition, we will also take the following into account: extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, eg published translation.English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component. References: 2 references are required.

Course modules

Core units: international security, theories and concepts; international security: the contemporary agenda; scopes and methods of politics and international relations; international relations Masters dissertation Optional units: International organisations in world politics; foreign policy making and analysis; international terrorism; international relations theories; European security; European foreign policy; national security of the UK: policy, strategy and practice; the politics of sustainability: environmental security and international relations; the politics of migration; organised crime in Europe: threats and challenges; memory culture: memory politics; multilevel governance and multi layered citizenship in Europe; Britain and Europe.

Assessment methods

Assessment consists of a combination of coursework essays, class exercises, projects, oral presentations and examinations. We also place strong emphasis on developing presentation and discussion/communication skills which, in many units, is part of the assessed work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01225 383037