International Security at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

If you have a global perspective and would like to understand the complex security structures and processes operating in the world, this course is perfect for you. On this distance learning course, you’ll address and debate key issues associated with international security in a period of rapid change. The MA International Security introduces you to a range of security challenges as well as dynamics of cooperation in a globalised world. Delivered by our experienced team of academic experts, this course aims to equip students with the necessary analytical and methodological tools to address a variety of empirical, normative and theoretical questions on the nature of international security and the means of cooperation. In this course, students will explore the changing logic of security since the end of the Cold War and engage with mainstream theoretical approaches of the discipline and newer conceptions of security.Students will also explore how interaction between international actors such as institutions and regimes produce cooperation and security governance across a range of diverse geographical areas. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International Security. If you complete a specific pathway route, your award title will reflect this.

Assessment method

During your course you will undertake two different types of assessments, informal assessments (also known as formative) and formal (also known as summative). Your formative assessments are designed to enhance your engagement with the taught content of your modules and to prepare you for your summative assessments. They also provide you with the opportunity to receive feedback on your progress. Your summative assessments contribute towards your final grade and degree classification and will assess you based on the learning outcomes of your modules. Your summative assessments could include a combination of written assignments, contributions to discussion boards, critical reviews, digital poster presentations and dissertations.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or above, or relevant professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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International Security at Staffordshire University - UCAS