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MA International Relations, Conflict and Security

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Global pandemics, the effects of climate change, cyber-attacks, the rise of the far right, international terrorism and the disintegration of our democratic systems; these are just some of the threats that this generation will have to meet in the 21st century. How can we respond to these threats and security issues as individuals, organisations and societies?

Studying the full-time MA in International Relations, Conflict and Security will introduce you to the key concepts and theories necessary to understand the features of contemporary international relations, conflict studies and security issues.

You will be given the opportunity to explore responses to such challenges within a dynamic framework of politics, law and ethics . You will learn to consider what is possible. In order to discuss the questions of what can be done, versus what ought to be done.

We will give focus to the relationship between international and national interests. The programme will allow you to understand conflict and security as a policy challenge. You will be able to recognise the increasing degree of interdependence between states, international organisations and non-state actors in governing this area of international relations.

You will also analyse the ways in which security, development and humanitarian agents adapt to instability.

This programme gives you the opportunity to study regionally differentiated responses to international conflict, across different countries and nations.

This master's program is open to students from a wide range of undergraduate disciplines. The course will prepare you for a career in international relations. However you will also have the skills and knowledge appropriate to those looking for careers in international organisations, government, media or academia.

Your Career

The MA International Relations, Conflict and Security is designed to give you a firm grounding in theoretical and professional development.

You will graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will enable you to work in a range of conflict and security analysis related contexts.

You will be particularly suited to careers as political/policy analysts, program/development officers, consultants, risk analysts, advocacy/outreach officers, and journalists, as well as to management positions in international organisations, NGOs, government, the development sector, media, academia, and the military/private security providers.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

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    49th

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

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