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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges. Global Security offers you the opportunity to examine conventional and unconventional security threats in the contemporary environment.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme will develop your knowledge of the major security challenges impacting our rapidly changing socio-political environment at a global, national, and local level. These range from terrorism, insurgency, cyber and hybrid warfare to disease, migration, and climate change.
  • You will have the possibility to combine a broad spectrum of subject areas into your degree, including politics, history, sociology, Central & East European studies, war studies, computing science, geography, law, business, and education.
  • You will address the complexity of contemporary security threats by acquiring the theoretical knowledge and policy tools required for expert analysis and result-oriented action.
  • You will benefit from extra-curricular activities such as master classes delivered by established academics and high-profile professionals, and career-focused workshops.

CAREER PROSPECTS

By the end of the programme, you will have acquired the necessary skills for successful careers with governmental and non-governmental organisations, businesses and international/transnational agencies. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for the BBC, the Indonesian Government, Japan’s Parliament (National Diet), the Netherlands military, the United Nations, the UK Ministry of Defence, US-based research agencies, and UK-based private security and risk analysis companies. Others have decided to pursue a PhD in security studies.

Application deadline

29 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 19,350per year

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

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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