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International Security

This course, with many pathways, aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of terrorism and political violence, counter-terrorism and intelligence pertaining to modern security issues such as responses to terrorism, responses to the use of force and violence generally. Students choose a specialist subject from: terrorism; critical studies in terrorism; state terror; intelligence studies; human rights; cyber security and internet governance; geopolitics; drugs and organised crime; international relations; European union; Russia; south Asia; Middle East.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in international relations or a related discipline; applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may be considered. IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component less than 7.0 (or equivalent), if 1st language is not English.

Course modules

International security core module: international security. Terrorism core module: terrorism and counter-terrorism in Europe. Critical studies in terrorism core module: critical studies on terrorism. State terror core module: state terror. Intelligence studies core module: strategic intelligence studies. Human rights core module: human rights in international relations. Cyber security and internet governance core module: governing and securing cyberspace. Geopolitics core module: geopolitics of natural resources. Drugs and organised crime core module: international security of drugs and organised crime. International relations core module: explaining and understanding international politics. European Union core module: European Union security. Russia core module: globalisation and democratisation: the case of Russia. South Asia core module: politics and security in south Asia. Middle East core module: Middle East and terrorism. 3 optional modules.

Assessment methods

By assessed coursework, examination and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MLitt Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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