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University of Exeter: Applied Security Strategy (MStrat)

Institution University of Exeter View institution profile
Department Politics
Telephone +44(0)1392 723044
Study type Taught


  • The MA Applied Security Strategy (MStrat) is designed to develop future leaders and decision-makers, producing confident strategic thinkers able to execute policy and strategy calmly under pressure at the very highest levels.

  • Following an Ends, Ways, Means, Implementation structure the programme is designed to meet the needs of current and future strategic practitioners and anyone who wishes to understand strategy-in-action.

  • Based in Knightley on the Streatham campus you will benefit from a dedicated teaching and study environment.

  • You will work with world class academics drawn from across the University of Exeter and high profile practitioners drawn from the SSI Honorary Network will provide real world insight.

  • MStrat alumni currently work across the UK and International Public and Private sectors and you will receive insight from this unrivalled Alumni Network about your own career choices.

  • In a world where resources are scarce, information is ambiguous, where threats and security are hard to measure; the MStrat shapes leaders who can give us a wiser future.


The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction, from our campuses in the South West of England, in Exeter and Cornwall. We are one of the very few universities to be both a member of the Russell Group and have a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), evidence of our established international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.
Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

World-leading research

  • 98 per cent of our research is of international quality and we have world-leading research …
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