University of East Anglia UEA: International Security

InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Web http://www.uea.ac.uk
Email admissions@uea.ac.uk
Telephone 01603 591515
Study type Taught

Summary

**About This Course**

Few subjects can claim to be as relevant as International Security, and our MA will provide you with a thorough and in-depth understanding of the key issues and debates within it.

You’ll cover war, peace, conflict and terrorism, as well as the ‘new security challenges’, such as poverty, famine and environmental change. You’ll acquire essential grounding in international relations theory. You’ll study security within the international system, from the Cold War to the present day and engage in simulations, learning about the theoretical and practical challenges posed by the strategic relations between the different international stakeholders.

You’ll graduate ready for a career in international security, or to pursue doctoral research. And you’ll do all this under the guidance of leading authorities in the field. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) rated 70% of UEA's research in Politics and International Studies as world leading or internationally excellent.

**Overview**

Our Master’s degree programme will provide you with a theoretical and empirical understanding of the major issues in – and challenges posed to – international security.

Within our core modules, you'll examine contemporary security and gain sound knowledge of the issues that fall within its realm, including new wars, humanitarian interventions, poverty, famine, disease pandemics, transnational crime and terrorism. You’ll get to grips with international relations theory. And you’ll find solutions to the type of challenges you might face in the real world through simulated exercises.

You’ll be able to tailor your learning by selecting optional modules, and you’ll complete your degree with your Master’s dissertation, which you’ll research and write independently on a subject of your choosing, with academic supervision.

You could also have the chance to take part in trips abroad to locations including Brussels and Geneva, and institutions such as the EU and NATO. Once there, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to officials and military personnel about their work. And you’ll also be able to meet graduates from UEA who are now working in or near Brussels.

Our programme also involves visits most years to Paris, Kortrijk in Flanders, and Geneva. The programme includes study and discussion with academics, politicians and officials, plus visits to international organisations, non-governmental bodies and think tanks such as the European Institute for Asian studies, ICRC, WHO and UNESCO.

As a member of our postgraduate community, you’ll be able to attend numerous events and talks during your time here. We regularly attract distinguished lecturers, with previous guests including Shami Chakrabarti, the former director of Liberty and Sir Stephen Wall, a retired diplomat.

See our website to find out more about our postgraduate community and experience some of these lectures.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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UEA is a world-leading research university and is 10th in the UK for quality of research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 analysis).

As a UEA postgraduate research student, you’d be joining a university awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.


Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to work at the heart of active research teams, challenging boundaries and making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society.

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