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International Security and Development, MA

International Security and Development, MA

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Security

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MA in International Security and Development introduces you to the major issues and critical debates within a profoundly serious field.

Security, violence and conflict are now central to international politics and development policy discourse. Understanding the modern world demands a full appreciation of conflict and violence.

In this course you explore coverage of ‘traditional’ security issues such as war and conflict, in addition to ‘non-traditional’ issues such as economic security, environmental security, health and migration.

Capitalising on departmental expertise in security, you will receive an advanced introduction to the main approaches in the study of security.

These approaches cover realism, securitization theory, feminist approaches, critical theory and poststructuralism.

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

You will develop a depth of knowledge around international security and development, as well as excellent oral and writing skills.

Graduates of the MA in International Security and Development go on to careers in UN organisations, government and politics, humanitarian organisations, media and PR.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Modules

Violence and conflict have been enduring and widespread obstacles to the promotion of sustainable development throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, and the 21st century looks set to continue this pattern. This module examines the roots and causes of conflict and violence in developing nations and explores how and why such conflict emerge even between hitherto seemingly peacefully co-existing communities. The module asks what impact protracted and violent conflict can have upon development prospects and democratisation processes, and examines national and international responses to violence and conflict mediation processes and systems. The module also explores soome of the arguments surrounding the use of aid in conflict situations, and examines the extent to which development aid and emergency relief can assist in perpetuating a state of conflict.
International Security and Development

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree (2.2) in a relevant discipline, normally a lower second (average 55 per cent) or above or equivalent.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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