University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Geopolitics and Grand Strategy

At the outset of the 21st century the world is undergoing a significant process of strategic and geopolitical redefinition; several major powers have been developing comprehensive doctrines aligning a range of national economic, political and social policies with their wider strategic objectives in the 21st century: Grand strategies. This programme investigates the geopolitical relationships and strategies of the major states within the international system. It focuses on: The historical evolution and current revival of the concept of geopolitics, including global economic rivalries, energy security, competition over resources, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, and democracy promotion; the grand strategies developed by the major powers including the foreign and security policy of the US, the debate over American grand strategy, the re-emergence of Russia and its foreign/security policy, and the rise of China with its grand strategy
 the key regional dynamics of contemporary geopolitics including the international security of the Middle East, NATO and the future of transatlantic security, European security, international security in south and east Asia, and geopolitical rivalries in Africa. The course includes an optional fieldtrip to Brussels, Belgium.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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