University of Bradford

University of Bradford

International Politics and Security Studies

This course covers critical explanation of competing theories in international relations which uses practical issues to examine strengths and weaknesses of those ideas. Students discuss key ideas in international politics, international security and political economy, politics of environment and prospects for international co-operation; security studies module: explores theoretical issues and, using case studies, considers nature of war; focuses on arms trade and on attempts to control nuclear, chemical, biological and conventional arms.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 Honours or above) UK system or comparative result if outside UK. The University also gives serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and take relevant social science work experience into consideration. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Course modules

Modules include: International politics and security studies; introduction to peace studies; arms trade and arms control; conflict resolution theory; fragile states and the security-development nexus; introduction to African politics; religions, conflict and peacemaking in a post-secular world; regional and global security politics; the authoritarian challenge to democracy; Africa study visit; African security studies; applied conflict resolutions skills; cities in conflict; gender, conflict and development; natural resource governance; peacekeeping and peacebuilding; social movements; dissertation project in a topic of a choice (related to international politics and security studies).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework essays and extended dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bradford Bradford BD7 1DP Yorkshire and the Humber

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