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Strategic Studies

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

The MSc Strategic Studies provides you with ability to scrutinise real world security issues which challenge governments, conflict, armed services, peace, international organisations and business around the world. The programme intends to equip you with a range of advanced theoretical and operational understanding of the characteristics, practise and profound effects of use of force by states and non-state actors throughout the international system. The programme is multidisciplinary and international in course content, attracting international students.

You learn about the contribution of strategy as a mechanism for the application of power and force, addressing the nature of strategy, deterrence, arms control terrorism, counterinsurgency, sanctions and limited war. The history of international organisations and challenges contributing to the global order, will be examined. You learn about global security and its developments, policies in different areas and countries globally and defence policies internationally. You look at historical facets of transnational terrorism and different causes, plus you look at domestic, international and cultural ideological factors.

You can exit after 9 months with PgDip Strategic Studies.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Social Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Arts and Social Sciences General

English

History

Humanities

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