Global Security (MSc)

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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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. The Masters programmes in Global Security offer you the opportunity to examine many of these contemporary threats, and the strategic actions and policy developments designed to deal with them.

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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. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

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  • You will take a study visit to Brussels which offers the chance to experience security and political institutions like NATO and the European Commission and meet key security personnel.
  • The programme will also include a series of master classes from high profile professionals and academics working in the field of security.
  • You can combine a broad spectrum of subject areas into your degree, including politics, sociology, Central & East European studies, war studies, archaeology, computing science, geography, law, business and education.
  • You will develop your knowledge of the security challenges impacting our rapidly changing social and political environment at a local, national and global level. These range from terrorism and cyber warfare to disease, migration and climate change. They also recognise that 'frozen' or 'forgotten' conflicts, often linked to failed-states and issues of identity and nationalism, have continued to impact the lives of millions of people around the world.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in policy development exercises: working with government officials and policy-makers to simulate the process of responding to major international security crises.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Core courses
  • International security and global politics
  • Thematic issues in global security
  • Comparative approaches to warfare and violent conflict
  • Either: Qualitative research methods OR Social sciences statistics
  • Dissertation.

Optional coursesYou will supplement the core elements of the programme with a range of elective classes chosen from a broad list of optional courses.


Career prospectsYou can move into careers such as working with governmental and non-governmental organisations, business and international/transnational organisations.