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.
* MRes: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
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.
* International security and global politics
* Thematic issues in global security
* Qualitative research methods
* Social sciences statistics
* Introduction to social theory for researchers
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