Our MA International Peace & Security consists of a broad-based multidisciplinary curriculum, focusing on law and conflict in international society and contemporary security issues. It is ideal if you are looking for a career in international organisations, government departments, political risk and financial sector, further research/PhD or professional legal studies.
- The only MA in the UK which provides an integrated study of international law with international politics relevant to the contemporary world.
- You may choose from a wide range of optional modules available within the Department of War Studies, and from a handful of carefully selected law modules (from within the Law School which may vary from one year to another) that are made exclusively available to MA IPS students each year.
- An unrivalled location in central London close to the Royal Courts of Justice, leading NGOs and research institutions, Westminster and London's legal quarter.
Who should take this course
Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in law, history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.
Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
You are required to take the following modules:
- Law & Conflict in International Society (40 Credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you are required to take 80 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:
- International Law & War (40 credits)
- Political Violence, Counterterrorism & Human Rights (40 credits)
- Political Philosophy & International Law (20 credits)
- Migration, Conflict & Politics (20 credits)
- Nationalism & Security (40 credits)
- Transitional Justice & International Criminal Law (20 credits)
- Or another of over 50 modules available within the Department of War Studies
If you are studying part-time, in your first year you will take 40 credits of required taught modules and 40 credits of optional modules. In your second year you will take your dissertation (60 credits) and a further 40 credits of optional modules.
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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