Skip to main content

MA in International Security

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.

Essential Information

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Entry Requirements:
2:i degree (or equivalent) in Politics and International Studies or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

English Language:
IELTS band B

Location of Study:
University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £11,380 per year
Overseas: £18,625 per year

Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £5,690 per year
Overseas: £9,313 per year

Department Website

Student blogs

Application Information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.