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Strategy and Security PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Security Policy / Strategic Planning

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Research overview

Research degrees in this area of interest provide opportunities to study with leading academics and practitioners who are specialists in strategy and security, based in our Strategy and Security Institute.

Academics in the Institute carry out research, consultancy and teaching in the fields of global security and strategy, particularly relating to how individuals and organisations deal with conflict under intense pressure.

We offer research supervision on a range of topics. These include:

  • Integrated approaches to conflict prevention and management
  • The changing character of contemporary conflict including counter-insurgency and cyber security
  • Current challenges in the strategic and security world
  • International efforts to stabilise failed, failing or fragile states
  • Middle East and North African security
  • Decision-making and leadership in strategy
  • Strategy and security in the contemporary world
  • Strategic understanding
  • Defence reform and strategy in the context of wider public policy with particular reference to the UK, US, NATO and the Middle East
  • Science, technology and security policy
  • Strategy in application
  • Humanitarian intervention and the laws of armed conflict
  • Civil-military relations, strategic culture and security sector governance
  • Arms control and non-proliferation including sensitive technology and arms export controls
  • US-European security and defence relations and the role and future of NATO
  • Domestic security, public resilience and counter-terrorism
  • The politics of defence industrial consolidation in Europe and the US
  • Ethics of the use of armed force

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 4 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For all research degrees you will normally be required to have obtained or expect to obtain a first degree equivalent to at least a UK 2:1 Honours degree. You will need at least a 2:1 or its equivalent in order to be considered by any of the main funding bodies. For some programmes we also consider evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience.