Security & International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Security & International Relations will help you tackle the ‘big issues’ on the international stage with confidence and curiosity, equipping you for career paths in local, national, and international arenas thanks to innovative modules and a thesis that allows you to specialise. On the course you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of international relations, and you will refine your knowledge within specialist classes on what it means to be secure, digital security, and human rights. You will learn in a systematic and engaging way about the origins, evolution and multifaceted character of the international system. Our research active lecturers furthermore provide specialist insights on power, influence and governance within key national, regional and international structures. Our graduates are well placed to specialise in careers connected to key areas of international relations, enhanced with expertise in security.

Assessment method

Students of the MSc in International Relations will be assessed through a range of methods, including essays, briefing notes, book reviews, portfolios, individual and group oral presentations, action research, political role play, simulations, standard examinations, as well as a sustained piece of academic work in the form of a thesis, all of which take account of two key inter­dependent aspects: The acquisition of relevant knowledge and understanding in the area of International Relations; and The development of academic style and practical skills in the area of International Relations and the Security Studies Specialism. Accordingly, assessment procedures are designed to test the acquisition and needs of graduate students in terms of their newly attainment and management of broad areas of knowledge and understanding in their chosen subject area, as well as the various transferrable skills by which that knowledge is acquired.

Entry requirements

Our standard offer for accepting students onto the MSc in International Relations is a 2:1, preferably in directly relatable subjects within the social and political sciences, including previous study in the area of international relations, although cognate subjects including history, law, comparative studies, or the broader range of sociology and psychology will also be considered providing undergraduate marks obtained are robust enough.

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Security & International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS