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International Security and Cooperation MA

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Stoke-on-Trent College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

In this thought-provoking course, you’ll address and debate key issues associated with international security in a period of rapid change.

The MA in International Security and Cooperation introduces students to a range of security challenges as well as to the dynamics of cooperation in a globalised world. Delivered by our experienced team of academic experts, this course aims to equip students with the necessary analytical and methodological tools to address a variety of empirical, normative and theoretical questions on the nature of international security and the means of cooperation.

In this course, students will explore the changing logic of security in international relations since the end of the Cold War and engage with mainstream theoretical approaches of the discipline and newer conceptions of security, such as securitisation theory and human security. You will examine ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict, in addition to a suite of ‘non-traditional’ and transnational issues such as terrorism, military intervention and human rights, and energy security.

Students will also explore how interaction between international actors such as institutions and regimes produce cooperation and security governance across a range of diverse geographical areas. The course pays particularly close attention to patterns of national security cultures and collective security management.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International Security and Cooperation.


We’ll assess your learning through a range of different course work assignments including essays, briefing reports, virtual seminar presentations, critical reviews of articles and participation elements. There is no exam for this course.

All work on the MA is marked twice by two separate markers to ensure the highest standards of equity. Furthermore, the quality and fairness of the marking process has to be approved by an external examiner.


The award will equip you with transferrable skills attractive to employers. These include independent judgement, self-reflection and critical debate. For those in employment it demonstrates a commitment to study and a high degree of self-motivation. These skills can be adapted to employment in:

  • Education
  • National foreign or defence ministries
  • Armed forces
  • Security services
  • International or regional institutions

Completion of the course will also set you up for further study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

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

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Staffordshire University

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    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

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