Politics and International Relations (Global Security) - MA / MRes

As problems like terrorism, migration, weapons of mass destruction, and climate change pose a threat to safety beyond and within our borders, security fundamentally affects our lives and futures. Reflecting the latest trends in security studies, this course explores the history of security, different types of conflict and instability between nations and communities, and humanitarian and political responses. Underpinned by cutting-edge research into areas such as maritime security, policing and the effects of war on veterans and their families, it prepares you for a career in foreign affairs or national security, with expertise to become a world-class global security analyst.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time

Location

Subject area

  • Politics and International Relations

Fees for 2023 entry

  • UK - Full time £8,900 per year. Part time £4,900 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time 1 year, Part time 2 years

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for January 2023 entry

Why study Politics and International Relations (Global Security) at Keele University?

Keele was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a degree in international relations over 50 years ago and has a longstanding reputation as one of the foremost centres for political studies
Benefit from leading expertise across diverse subjects, from security studies and environmental protest movements, to international political economy and development, and history
Specialist knowledge of Britain, the European Union, Western and Central Europe, Eurasia, the Balkans, USA and Middle East, has led to staff advising governments and testifying in Parliament
Undertake action research with immediate impact – one recent project looked at receptiveness to Covid Vaccination, another analysed reasons for the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK
High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community with opportunities to engage with the Keele Model United Nations society
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"I often talk to my friends how highly I valued my time at Keele University. I lived and studied in a truly globalised world. This enabled me to gain a stronger understanding in my studies, as I had the opportunity to hear the opinions of students and lecturers from all over the world, from various backgrounds and cultures."

Kamaran, Global Security Graduate

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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