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International Security and Development (Extended) (Taught)
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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 2134 Points
2 Years

Program Description

This course explores 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.

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.

The Extended MA (EMA) is a 240-credit postgraduate qualification that is equivalent to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is thus a recognised Masters qualification throughout the European Union. The EMA is a standard UK MA plus an additional 60 credits (30 ECTS) and this additional coursework is undertaken in one semester at a partner institution overseas. The EMA is therefore not only an EU recognised postgraduate qualification it also adds a study abroad experience thus enhancing the qualification’s employability credentials.

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

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Year 1

Conceptual Issues In the Theory and Practice of Social Sciences

Violence, Conflict and Development

Human rights, Humanitarian Intervention and Global Justice: Moral Problems International Politics

Critical Security Studies: Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Security

Crisis and Global Change

Approaches to International Relations

Rights-based Approaches to Development

The Policy Making Process

Democracy and Constitutional Design

War, Technology and Society

Heritage, Law and Conflict

Southeast Asian Security

The Global Governance of Drugs: Power, (geo)Politics and Narco-Diplomac

Analysing Politics and International Relations

War, Identity and Society

Year 2

University of Oklahoma (Semester of Study Abroad)



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

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