University of Reading

University of Reading

International Security Studies

* For those with an interest in international relations and contemporary issues of international security * Designed to enhance research skills in the area of security studies * Preparation for a PhD, or for a research career in think tanks, government departments or non-governmental organisations * Flexible programme to suit your particular research interests * Specialist research dissertation **Politics and International Relations at Reading** Study with academics who have personal experience of public policy, government departments and international organisations, or of working as advisers to government. You will benefit from the high level of our research, which has been recognised worldwide by visiting professorships at leading universities. We were ranked within the top 10 in the UK for research intensity in the latest national assessment.[1] Our research is cited regularly as well as translated into other languages. Seminars are taught in small groups, giving you maximum exposure to leading scholars. Leading practitioners contribute to the programmes as guest speakers. We also have close relationships with other departments with converging interests in international relations, strategic studies, wars and their origins, public policy, and the resolution of conflicts. [1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Course modules

Sample modules may include: * International relations theory * Contemporary diplomacy * Terrorism in a globalising World * Introduction to qualitative research methods in Politics and International Relations * Dissertation

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 6 Years
MA Mixed mode September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 6 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 15,650 per (Whole course) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,360 per (Whole course) 24 Months

Campus details

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

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