MA International Relations: Global Security and Development; MRes International Relations: Global Security and Development
Our programme is designed to address how and why underlying issues such as poverty, disease, environmental degradation, societal inequities and politics create the international framework in which security conflicts emerge.
Our programme looks at both the theory and practice of international relations in terms of the threats to, and vulnerabilities of, global security and development.
You will study three compulsory modules that give you a basis for understanding global security, global governance and how to conduct advanced research. You are then offered a flexible suite of modules from which you must choose three. It is up to you whether you choose all three from one pathway or any three from across the pathway lists. This is designed to allow you to shape your degree to suit your interests. The certificate and diploma are available for those only completing part of the progression route. For the masters degree, you will study for a final dissertation relating to your studies of the discipline of international relations and the current security and/or development problems confronting policymakers in world politics.
You will gain a contemporary understanding of such topical issues as global politics, the rise of religious fundamentalism, the future of democracy, world trade, poverty and deprivation. You will have the opportunity to study the politics of several world regions – Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia – and critically debate their different perspectives.
You will also undertake a research and methodology module to support your masters research and equip you for your career.
• Understand global governance
• Examine contemporary security problems
• Enhance your research skills
• Explore the international relations of the Middle East
• Examine the political economy of Sub-Saharan Africa
• Look at refugee studies
• Address globalisation and regional development (especially south-east Asia)
• Investigate international environmental policy making
• Study regional integration (especially Europe)
• Develop an understanding of critical approaches to international relations