Entry requirements 入學資格要求
Either a first or a good second class honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.
This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the cold war.
As the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington demonstrated with shocking clarity, international security remains a vital issue on the global agenda. The search for a stable and just international order has proven elusive, with war and armed conflict continuing in many parts of the world. The study of international security involves more than states and military conflict; it includes an analysis of the underlying political, economic, social and environmental sources of conflict. This course combines a study of the main theories and concepts in international security with empirical analysis of contemporary security issues such as terrorism, proliferation, failed states and security communities. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to think critically and analytically about international security, and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems.
Option modules: 選修三科
The Modes of Diplomacy
International Politics of the Environment
Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe
Democracy in East Central Europe
American Interventionism since 1993
America and the World: US Foreign Policy
Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU
Theories of International Relations
International Relations: Concepts and Controversies
Teaching and assessment methods 教學與評分方式
The core modules are examined by a mixture of assessed essay and unseen examination. The optional modules are examined by assessed essays. All teaching is by seminars. MA students who have passed all exams and assessed essays will be able to proceed to write a supervised dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length.