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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The conduct of international security is changing. This is in response to new technologies, tactics and challenges. ‘Security’ itself is a contested term, with stark disagreements on its use. Join this course to gain a rigorous understanding of contemporary and emerging security challenges.

You explore the many different understandings of ‘security’, their histories and futures. You look at how they matter to war, insurgency and foreign policy today.

You learn to produce informed analysis of a range of issues including:

  • imperial and civil wars
  • rising powers and military intervention
  • violence against civilians
  • terrorism and new technologies of war
  • intelligence and resilience
  • weapons of mass destruction and biosecurity.

You’ll study at the centre of theoretical innovation on international politics. We host the specialised Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research, the Centre for Advanced International Theory, the Centre for Global Health Policy and the Centre for Global Political Economy. You’ll learn through our multidisciplinary environment, interdisciplinary approach, cutting-edge research, international faculty and distinctive programme of events.


Our course is ideal for you if you’re hoping to pursue a professional career in international security, or in the analysis of current international security affairs as a policy adviser, journalist or researcher. It’s also a good basis for postgraduate research in international security.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

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  • Campus address

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

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