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International Security and Terrorism MA

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

On MA International Security and Terrorism, you will explore the concerns about security and insecurity that pervade our everyday lives, such as war and terrorism, their impact on migrant flows and the knock-on effect on European and American politics, and whether resource wars due to climate change pose a growing threat.

As one of the key research areas in the school, you will be taught by experts at the forefront of areas such as hybrid warfare, proxy war, secret intelligence, the rise of Russia, the war in Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan. Our academics have advised governments, spoken at the Pentagon, made appearances on television and radio, and have experience working in Afghanistan which will be a real asset to your learning and development on the course.

You will explore key issues and theoretical underpinnings of international security, such as international intervention,conventional and nuclear deterrence, insurgency and counterinsurgency, peacemaking, and peacekeeping. You will analyse terrorism as a political strategy and explore its contemporary significance and relative success. The course will also develop your understanding of counter-terrorist techniques and provide you with an in-depth study of security issues in particular regions of the world.

We offer a placement scheme which gives you vital real-world experience. Students from the school recently worked at a NATO agency in Turkey.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent. You could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.

Key facts

  • Committed to excellence in teaching, having won 13 Higher Education Academy awards
  • Expert academics who contribute to public debate through national and international media, including appearing on BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service and in such publications as The Guardian, The New York Times and Le Monde

Careers

This course is ideal if you are looking to further your academic knowledge or pursue a career in a range of fields, such as:

  • armed services
  • civil service
  • international organisations
  • journalism
  • non-governmental organisations
  • policy research

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    147 67%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    62nd

    6

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