Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

his course combines thematic elements which theorise geopolitics and security with specialist options, which allow you to follow your own interests, alongside a dissertation, which can be strongly connected to work'related/ future career interests. Multiple methods of assessment and diverse research methods encourage skills development and employability. We will encourage students to network with relevant organizations and institutions, building on staff expertise and experience.

Course Modules

Core course units: You will choose two from the following: introduction to quantitative research methods in politics and international relations; introduction to qualitative methods in politics and international relations; research design in politics and international relations; research design in geopolitics/security. Elective course units: contemporary geopolitics of the polar regions; resilience and the governing of emergency; geopolitics of media and communications; biopolitics and security; human rights; issues in united states foreign policy; internet and new media politics; sovereignty, rights, and justice; transnational security and the law of targeting.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2.1 UK Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Mature students with substantial and relevant work experience would be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees