University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Applied Security Strategy

The programme aims to meet the needs of current and future strategic practitioners and anyone who wishes to understand strategy in action. This interdisciplinary programme is designed to develop confident, critical thinkers with the potential to lead on the development and execution of policy and strategy in an uncertain, culturally-diverse and resource-constrained world. The programme, which takes a sharp, highly-relevant and practitioner-targeted focus, employs simulations and fieldtrips alongside lectures, seminars and conferences with leading academics and practitioners to create and train experts in the fusion of strategic communications and intelligence to craft policy and strategy in the contemporary security arena.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (or above) in any discipline from a recognised institution. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of the modules and field trips from previous years are as follows; Security Strategy in History and Theory, Security Strategy: Planning, Process and Product , Security Strategy and Resources, Security Strategy: Implementation, Adaptation and Evolution and Crisis Watch: Active Strategy. Field visits; Field Visit: Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, London Workshop: Royal United Services Institute, London, Field Trip: European Union and NATO, Simulation Exercise and Field Trip: Balkans, Crisis Watching Briefing Conference: Royal United Services Institute, London.

Assessment methods

Students will be developing crisis management simulations. Performance during the simulations are assessed as well as a relevant portfolio of work including press reports, ministerial briefings and research papers such as intelligence assessments. There is also a dissertation to be completed in September.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044