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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.68k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This programme provides students with a broad and in depth understanding of the new international security environment of the post-Cold War era.

    A set of compulsory and semi-compulsory courses in each semester will form the core of the programme and will cover international security theories and concepts, regional approaches to international security, international terrorism, arms dynamics and arms control, and European security issues from a variety of angles. In addition, students will be able to choose from a number of courses that this new programme will share with the other MA programmes in the department.

    The programme consists of two semesters of taught courses and a dissertation module during which students write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice and under the supervision of an experienced member of staff. Taught units that are offered in the programme reflect the expertise of the Departments research active staff.

    Qualifications and durations
    * Full-time MA (90 credits - 1 year)
    * Full-time Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits - 9 months)
    * Full-time Postgraduate Certificate (30 credits - 4 months)
    * Part-time MA (90 credits - 2 to 5 years)
    * Part-time Postgraduate Diploma (60 credits - 21 months)
    * Part-time Postgraduate Certificate (30 credits - 16 months)

    Programme structure

    Semester 1

    Compulsory unit

    * International Security Theories and Concepts

    Semi-compulsory units

    (Students select two)

    * International Terrorism

    * Power, Order and Institutions in World Politics
    * International Relations Theories
    * European Security

    Optional units

    (Students select two)

    * Power, Order and Institutions in World Politics
    * International Terrorism
    * International Relations Theories
    * European Security
    * From International to Global Political Economy
    * Globalisation 1: Political and Social Perspectives, or, International Policy Analysis 1
    * Quantitative Methods I, or Qualitative Methods I

    Semester 2

    Compulsory unit

    * International Security the Contemporary Agenda

    Semi-compulsory units

    (Students select two)

    * EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

    * The Theory and Practice of Arms Control

    * Organized Crime in Europe
    * The Politics of Sustainability: Environmental Security and International Relations

    Optional units

    (Students select two)

    * EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
    * The Theory and Practice of Arms Control

    * The Politics of Migration

    * Organized Crime in Europe
    * Europe in Global Politics
    * The Politics of Sustainability: Environmental Security and International Relations
    * Globalisation 2: Political Economy of Globalisation, or, International Policy Analysis 2
    * Quantitative Methods I, or, Qualitative Methods I

    Dissertation

    * 15,000 words on relevant topic


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    A good honours degree in a relevant subject or relevant professional experience. The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies in considering applications, will take the following into account:Extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation.English requirementsIELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components).TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 92 (internet based test) with at least 21 in Writing, 21 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 23 in Speaking. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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