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University of Birmingham: International Security and Terrorism

Institution University of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Government
Study type Taught


This programme offers students an understanding of the wide-ranging nature of security studies, an appreciation of the historical importance of security issues, and an insight into future problems and debates that will affect the stability of the 21st century world order; former students have gone on to work in many varied careers, including with the Red Cross, the United Nations, Volunteer Service Overseas, and the foreign and defence ministries of many countries; issues examined include: the changing meaning of security and of what issues are considered to be security issues; critical security studies; explanations of war, deterrence and balance of power theories; alliance formation and management, and collective security; arms races and arms control, coercion and military intervention.


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University of Birmingham


The University of Birmingham is a truly vibrant, global community of staff, students and researchers. As a founding Russell Group member and consistent top 100 university, Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research and provides the best possible teaching, research facilities and support services to ensure postgraduates reach the peak of their potential.

With over 600 taught programmes and a wealth of research opportunities to choose from, Birmingham has one of the most extensive postgraduate course portfolios in the UK enabling you to work and study alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multicultural community …

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