University of Hull

University of Hull

Strategy and International Security

War remains a matter of life and death, and although defined by violence, war is a rational tool of policy. The process by which military power is translated into policy effect is strategy. This degree covers theory and practice of strategy including land, sea and air power; terrorism and insurgency; nuclear strategy; technology and war; and ethics. The theory of strategy is tested against historical and contemporary case studies, which include Alexander the Great; Napoleon; the First and Second World Wars; Vietnam; and the war in Afghanistan. This MA will give you the confidence to turn your ideas into action � you�ll learn the techniques involved with managing crises, including making decisions, dealing with consequences and achieving resolution. This programme will give you transferable knowledge and skills for a wide variety of careers, but especially in fields such as: military, security and risk analysis to name a few.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree 2.1 or above. Or equivalent. Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Modules are themed around: Communications and international politics; discourses of civilisation and barbarism; global communications, globalisation and development; globalisation and governance in practice; IR theory: classical and post-classical approaches; IR theory: practical applications and case studies; maritime strategy; nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation; political economy in perspective; political economy of global communications; research methods in political science; the environment in theory and practice; the EU: national and international perspectives; the EU: political integration and policy analysis; the international politics of the environment I: comparative perspective; the political economy of development; terrorism, civil disobedience and dissent.

Assessment methods

This MA covers the history and concepts of the strategic studies discipline. You�ll study strategic theory, using historical and contemporary case studies to clarify what theoretical concepts mean in practice. You�ll also learn up-to-date approaches to strategic studies, along with more general skills in writing, research, public speaking and logical analysis. This programme is made up of core and optional modules, and a 15,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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