MA Global Security and Strategy (Online) SOAS University of London
Mode of Attendance: Online learning
The MA in Global Security and Strategy takes a critical view to traditional strategic studies, encompassing Africa, Asia and the Middle East approaches to grand strategy for peace and security, conflict resolution, international collaboration, war technologies and disarmament.
Delivered by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), the programme has an interdisciplinary structure drawing on the teaching expertise and cutting-edge research of SOAS departments and the public discussion of security and strategy in a globalised world.
Students on this MA will gain an excellent understanding of Global Security and Strategy concepts, developing an in-depth critical understanding of their nature from both historical and contemporary contexts. Students will obtain a thorough grounding in the subject, as well a sophisticated understanding of global policy and governance developments.
Who is this programme for?
Relevant for those engaged in or embarking on careers in global policy, security and strategy or related fields requiring international expertise in government, not-for-profit, corporate or academic environments. This course will be of particular interest to those engaged with Global Security Issues such as the UN and NATO.
By studying online, students have the flexibility to integrate studies into working life without having to take a career break.
Students will study one core modules and a range of elective modules on offer each session. There are also four research mini-modules.
- 1 x core modules
- 3 x elective modules
- 4 x research mini-modules
- 1 x dissertation
Students are required to rank three elective modules in preferred order from the below sample list for each study session following their core module. All modules are subject to availability and this list is not exhaustive from session to session.
- International Security (Core)
- Strategic Studies (Elective)
- Afghanistan: Strategic and Geopolitical Perspectives (Elective)
- America and the World: US Foreign Policy (Elective)
- Digital Diplomacy (Elective)
- Economics, Politics and Society in Africa (Elective)
- Economics, Politics and Society in MENA (Elective)
- Economics, Politics and Society in South Asia (Elective)
- Finance, Sustainability and Climate Change (Elective)
- Foundations of International Law (Elective)
- Gender, Conflict and the Middle East (Elective)
- Global Citizenship and Advocacy (Elective)
- Global Diplomacy: The Art of Negotiation (Elective)
- Global Energy and Climate Policy (Elective)
- Global International Organisation: United Nations in the World (Elective)
- Global Media (Elective)
- Global Public Policy (Elective)
- India's Foreign and Security Policy (Elective)
- International Economics (Elective)
- Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World (Elective)
- Muslim Minorities and the State: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Elective)
- Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Elective)
- Pakistan: Religion, Politics and Security (Elective)
- Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development (Elective)
- Political History, Culture and Diplomacy in Iran (Elective)
- Sports and Diplomacy (Elective)
- Trade Diplomacy (Elective)
The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session.
This degree aims to prepare students for such roles as those within a Foreign Service or other government department, international organisations such as NATO, International NGOs (working in security fields), as well as multinational corporations and international media.
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