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Geopolitics and International Affairs MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The world is undergoing significant strategic and geopolitical redefinition. Several major powers have been developing doctrines aligned with their wider strategic objectives in the 21st century.

You’ll investigate the relationships of the major states within the international system. You’ll focus on:

  • the historical evolution and current revival of the concept of geopolitics. This includes energy security the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, and democracy promotion
  • grand strategies. This includes the foreign policy of the US, the re-emergence of Russia and the rise of China
  • key regional dynamics. This includes the Middle East, European security, international security in South and East Asia, and geopolitical rivalries in Africa.

You’ll study at the Centre of Theoretical Innovation on International Politics. We host the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, the Centre for Advanced International Theory and the Centre for Global Political Economy. You’ll learn through our interdisciplinary approach, cutting-edge research, area studies expertise, international faculty and a distinctive programme of events.

CAREERS

This MA is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in the analysis of current international affairs as a:

  • policy adviser
  • researcher
  • journalist
  • global and country risk analyst in the security and private sectors.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    149 68%

    23rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    58th

    3

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