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  • Local: $ 7.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 19.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The traditional military threats which defined global security matters for the best part of the 20th century have been quickly replaced by new and re-emerging security challenges ranging from terrorism and cyber security to disease, migration and climate change.

    The MRes in Global Security offers you the opportunity to examine many of these contemporary threats, and the strategic actions and policy developments designed to deal with them. It also provides a deep understanding of social science research methods. This equips you to undertake a PhD or to work in a wide variety of research roles in fields associated with global security issues.

    Key facts

    * MRes: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

    Career prospects

    The MRes in Global Security provides a dedicated research training pathway if you are to looking to go onto doctoral study or to seek a career within a social research field.

    Core courses

    * International security and global politics
    * Thematic issues in global security
    * Qualitative research methods
    * Social sciences statistics
    * Introduction to social theory for researchers
    * Dissertation.

    Optional courses

    Optional courses reflect security issues at local, national, regional and global levels. The following is an indicative list of available options. A full list of options is available from the programme convenor and may change depending on course availability.

    * Critical perspectives on securities and vulnerabilities
    * Comparative approaches to warfare and violent conflict
    * Freedom, security and justice in the European Union
    * Globalisation and european integration
    * Globalisation and the new security agenda in central and eastern europe
    * Society, environment and the concept of sustainable development in post Soviet Russia
    * Post-Soviet Russia: renegotiating global and local iIdentities
    * The European Union in international politics and development
    * International relations theory
    * The Internet and civil society
    * Human rights and global politics
    * Insurgency and counter-insurgency, 1800-present
    * British military power since 1945
    * The American way of war: from the revolution to the war on terror
    * Social change and social justice: activism, social movements and democracy
    * Development, postcolonialism and environment
    * The global criminal economy
    * Ethics in global politics


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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