UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Contemporary security research and policy'making focus heavily on the causes and consequences of violent and non'violent political conflict. This course trains students to apply empirical methods to explore the causes of terrorism, civil, and international conflict, the application of military force, humanitarian intervention, and the provision of global public goods.

Course Modules

Core modules: International peace and security; introduction to qualitative methods or advanced qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods or advanced quantitative methods. Choose 2 options from the following: rebellion; conflict resolution and post'war development; governing divided societies; terrorism; war, peace, human rights and international law; foreign policy analysis. Students then choose further modules up to a value of 30 credits in total from a list provided by the University.

Course Additional Entry

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65 percent) Honours degree from a UK university; a 3.45 GPA; or an equivalent international qualification is required. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,190  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,195  Academic year. First year home fees