We use cookies to ensure the best user experience and to serve tailored advertising. To learn more about our cookies and how to manage them, please visit our cookie policy

Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

MA International Relations and Security Studies

Nottingham Trent University

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

International security is a complex and rapidly evolving concern for many organisations, institutions and governments. Increased threats from terrorist groups and the risks these treats pose to many long-established security policies have led to a rapid development in the field of security studies. This innovative new MA International Relations and Security Studies course gives you a critical approach to complex security problems and enables you to understand them at a global level of analysis. The course offers you the chance develop an in-depth knowledge of security policies their challenges and the interconnected nature of threats. This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the global problems, policies and institutions that influence international politics but have very real implications on everyday lives of individuals and existence of other security actors (societies, nation-states or the entire biosphere). You’ll focus both on theoretical underpinnings of traditional International Relations and Security as well as more contemporary theorisation of Critical Security Studies and post-structural discussions in international Relations.

Careers and employability

As a graduate of this course, you'll have had the opportunity to reflect on the subject and transferable skills you have learnt while preparing coursework. These include expertise in writing complex, yet concise, analytical pieces, develop and implement projects, diplomatic and negotiation skills, and the ability to present in-depth ideas with confidence. You'll also be encouraged to articulate these skills in relation to particular occupations that you may be interested in pursuing. This course focuses on developing the following skills: analysis, communication, time-management, team-working, problem solving, and IT / modern technologies. Each module on this course is designed to engage students in developing these skills, which often form part of assessed assignments. Moreover, private sector businesses are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of policy making and implementation, institutions, and processes. You may also seek an internship and / or a placement during the summer months, you will be assisted by the course team to help you find relevant roles. Graduates from this course are ready to undertake a wide range of careers and professions. Previous graduates from within the Department of Politics and International Relations have gone on to work in relevant government departments as well as joined international aid and development agencies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%



Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!