MA International Security – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

  • South West, All EnglandSouth West, All England


Explore the fast-changing and multi-faceted subject of international security. Learn about topics including cybersecurity, counterterrorism and peacekeeping.

International security has evolved enormously in the 21st century. Because of this, the way governments and organisations prepare for threats like terrorism, human and drug trafficking, and territorial and sovereignty disputes must adapt, too.

Prepare for the new landscape of international security

With a focus on contemporary security issues, you’ll look at politics and policymaking in the international arena, and the role of global actors within it.

You’ll gain important insights into the diverse dimensions of international security through in-depth study of up-to-date practices and challenges. You’ll also consider how major security threats impact societies and individuals, and the policy decisions that can prevent and minimise their effects.

Topics you’ll cover include:

  • interstate and intrastate wars
  • conflict, peace and peacekeeping
  • terrorism and counterterrorism
  • intelligence
  • failed states and state building
  • cybersecurity
  • political violence
  • climate challenges

This course is suitable for you if you have a degree in an appropriate subject, such as public policy, government, international affairs, international relations, history or sociology, and a keen interest to expand your knowledge and career prospects.

It’s also suitable for you if you want to specialise in security issues, whether you’re working in an NGO, government or the private sector, or other relevant fields such as commerce, industry and teaching.

Graduate prospects

Studying this course will provide you with an excellent grounding for working in international organisations, government agencies, multinational corporations, NGOs, and public bodies.

Graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations, including:

  • Foreign Relations Officer, Office of the Narcotics Control Board
  • Policy Advisor, DEFRA
  • Analyst, UI’s Europe Programme
  • NATO consultant, Washington DC
  • Global Operations Officer, Drum Cussac Group

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK and International students

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