University of Reading
International Security Studies
This course examines threats to security at many levels of modern life and the ways in which the international community, governments and other actors have sought and now seek to tackle them. It explores theories and concepts relating to international and global security, peace and strategic studies, and conflict resolution, and provides empirical knowledge of major security issues with a focus on the Cold War and post-Cold War periods.
Students should have a 2.1 degree or above (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5.
Core modules: international relations theory; international security studies; advanced research methods in politics and international relations; dissertation. Optional modules: the political economy of civil war; contemporary diplomacy; key concepts of strategy; strategic theorists; strategic practice; the origins and causes of war; conflict in the Middle East; terrorism in a globalising world; the politics and economics of immigration; governance, security, development; building peace after civil war; themes and issues in contemporary international relations; seminar series on case studies in politics and international relations; work placement and project; philosophical issues in the social sciences; introduction to research methods in politics and international relations; international institutional law and dispute settlement ; international criminal law; Israel/Palestine: international law and human rights questions; law of armed conflict.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Mixed mode||-||72 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Reading||Reading||RG6 6UR||South East|
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