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MA in International Security

Duration: Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the Diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This MA programme examines key questions of war and peace, life and death, safety and survival. A core module on Concepts and Theories of International Security provides a lens on the most pressing contemporary challenges to international security. It encourages you to develop critical and reflective perspectives on the engagement between ‘traditional’ and ‘critical’ approaches to the issues under consideration.

With around 20 members of staff working in this area within PAIS, we can offer you an expansive and distinctive range of optional modules. Topics available for advanced study include: regional security environments; the politics and practices of intelligence and covert action; migration, human security and development; insurgency and (counter) terrorism.

Many of our postgraduates have advanced into roles in international organisations (e.g. UN, World Bank), foreign ministries and intelligence services (e.g. Egypt, Malta and UK), NGOs (e.g. Campaign Against Arms Trade), security and development consulting, think tanks, charities and journalism.

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Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Political Science or a related degree. In other cases it may be possible to apply for the diploma with a view to upgrading to the MA subject to a satisfactory performance.

Please note that Diploma entry is not available on the Double Degrees.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application
Applications should be made online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters

For UK or EU applicants there are no deadlines for applications, however places on taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

International applicants who require a student visa will need to leave plenty of time for this process. For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September.

Other departments will have earlier deadlines so please check before applying.

(2015/16 fees)

Home/EU
Full-time: £10,840
Part-time: £5,420 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Overseas
Full-time: £17,740
Part-time: £4,435 (not available for Double Masters degrees)

Funding

A number of departmental funding opportunities are available. Please contact the Departmental Postgraduate Office for more information (paispg@warwick.ac.uk). Details of other funding opportunities, including ESRC funding, are available on the Graduate School website