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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Our MA in International Peace & Security is the only MA in the UK which provides an integrated study of international law with international politics relevant to the contemporary world. It consists of a broad-based, multidisciplinary curriculum, focusing on law and conflict in international society and contemporary security issues. It is ideal if you are looking for a career in international organisations, government departments, political risk, the financial sector, further research/PhD or professional legal studies.

Course detail

Our course was launched by the School of Law and the Department of War Studies – two long-standing and world-leading academic departments within King’s - in response to the rapidly changing world after the Cold War. It enables students to gain vital insight into major world events through the lens of international law, international politics and strategy. The specialist course draws on the strengths of War Studies and Law to provide an integrated study of international law and international politics relevant to the contemporary world. Our MA will give students of international relations, historians and political scientists a deeper knowledge of international law. It will narrow the existing gap between international lawyers and international relations specialists as well as educate individuals interested in forging a career in international organisations (both inter-governmental and non-governmental), government, or as teachers of international law and politics.

Teaching and assessment

The primary methods of assessment for this course are assessed essays, individual and group presentations, seminar participation, exercises, and/or exams. The dissertation module assessment will be based on a 100% dissertation assignment (up to 12,000 words).

Career prospects

War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, NATO, the UN or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Foreign Policy Fellow.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,900per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 86 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    193 93%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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