The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.
- This programme allows students to study critical and traditional security approaches.
- It ensures that students grasp the cutting edge debates taking place in security studies.
- It invites students to think originally and pushes them to ask alternative questions.
- It provides opportunities for students to apply a wide array of theoretical lenses.
- It encourages students to focus on specific empirical case studies and global security issues.
The programme consists of four taught modules taken over two semesters and a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice. The two compulsory modules, International Security Studies and Critical Security Studies, will ground you in both long-standing and contemporary approaches to security issues.
Modules are taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials with average lecture sizes ranging from 20 to 30 students and tutorial sizes ranging from 1 to 15 students. Assessment methods include a combination of examination and coursework.
Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.
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