International Security Studies MLittUniversity of St Andrews
International Security Studies MLitt
The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voice by engaging with different theoretical approaches and empirical case studies.
The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one-year taught postgraduate program run by the School of International Relations.
- A strong 2.1 Honours degree. A background in political science and international relations is strongly encouraged. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical Security Studies
- International Security
Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.
- Agency and Strategy in Non-Western Political Thought
- The Changing Face(s) of Diplomacy
- Emergent Great Powers
- Gender and Terrorism
- The Global Politics of Everyday Life
- The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- The Military in Politics
- Political Economy of Conflict
- Security and Development in East Asia
- Security and Insecurity in Contemporary Russian Politics
- Security and Justice Institutions in World Politics
- Spaces of Securitization
Each taught module will use teaching and learning methods appropriate to its aims. These may include seminars, workshops, lectures, tutorials, and independent study.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in a PhD program at St Andrews.
Students who graduate from the MLitt in International Security Studies frequently find employment in the foreign service, non-governmental agencies and security consulting, or advance to a PhD to pursue an academic career.
About this institute
University of St Andrews
The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...
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The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.
Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.
Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
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