University of Strathclyde

International Relations, Security and Law

Internationally and domestically, security is among the most pressing concerns facing states. Adding to the complexity, is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge - for example in relation to climate change - while 'traditional' ones - such as terrorism - are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures.

This MSc in International Relations, Law & Security introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. It reflects contemporary policies by taking a broad view of 'security', rather than simply focusing on traditional areas of concern.

International Relations, Law & Security offers a genuinely interdisciplinary experience, which sets it apart from other MSc courses.

The core module is co-taught across the Schools of Government &Public Policy and Law, and students are required to choose at least one optional class from each school.

Your experience is further enhanced by learning alongside students from other disciplinary backgrounds.

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience. You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.
First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience. You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English or if you have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English. For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: contemporary security challenges and response; principles of research design or legal research methods and skills; legal research skills; dissertation. Electives: Contemporary international relations; comparative public policy; climate change and international law; European human rights law; international human rights law; quantitative methods 1; terrorism and the law; human rights law in comparative perspective; human rights protection in the UK; privacy, crime and security; qualitative methods; contesting global governance; international institutions and regimes.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted with a mixture of presentations, written assignments and exams that vary module by module.

Fees

Please contact the Law School for part-time study fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 24 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 24 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 12 12 Months

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