University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Global Security

This course looks at the dynamics of conflict and terrorism and asks complex practical and philosophical questions. Seminars and workshops examine the threat of global terrorism since 9/11 and disputes over military intervention in regions around the world. You will learn how to identify current global security challenges and how they impact on international relations. Graduates work in government, the private sector, consultancies and think tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, 6.5 in writing, 5.5 in listening and 5.5 in speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: contemporary global security; dissertation in contemporary global security. Plus one of the following modules: the politics of global migration; contemporary ethnic conflict; research methods; philosophy and methodology of political research; the global politics of the environment and climate change; wars, new wars and the liberal state; theory and practice of international relations. Optional modules: the political economy of globalisation; the politics of international law; contemporary ethnic conflict; europeanisation; the politics of global migration; contemporary global security.

Assessment methods

You�ll be assessed continuously through essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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