University of Reading

University of Reading

International Security Studies

Gain an excellent grounding in preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments, or non-governmental organisations. This MA is suitable for students with an interest in international relations and contemporary issues of international security. This programme allows you the freedom to tailor the course to suit your particular research interests, as you produce a specialist research dissertation in consultation with an expert supervisor. Collaborate with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations (including NATO), or working as advisers to government (including in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany). You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. 80% of our research impact was rated world leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Entry requirements

MA: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

* International relations theory (core module) * Contemporary diplomacy * Terrorism in a globalising world * Introduction to qualitative research methods in politics and international relations * Dissertation

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 6 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 16,045 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (EU) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Wales) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2019 7,545 per Whole course (England) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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