Non-Proliferation and International Security

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$33,244

Course Overview

Our Non-Proliferation & International Security MA course will enable you to examine the causes, processes and effects of weapons proliferation, the evolution and effectiveness of the international non-proliferation regime, and the way in which proliferation influences other issues in international relations. You will use knowledge and tools of analysis from international relations, history, political science, the hard sciences, philosophy and sociology to explore the topic from a variety of perspectives.

Key benefits:

  • Drawing on the strengths of the Department of War Studies, our course is multidisciplinary, utilising knowledge and tools of analysis from history, political science, the hard sciences, philosophy, sociology and international relations.
  • Through guest speakers and, when possible, field trips our course also draws on the broad range of expertise available in government and the NGO community.
  • The Centre for Science and Security Studies, located within the Department of War Studies, provides a vibrant home for our MA course, with its own speaker series and a growing cadre of PhD students and researchers. When possible, our centre also offers internships on current research projects.
  • You are also encouraged to apply for internships at other relevant London-based institutions, such as IISS and the Verification Research Training and Information Centre (VERTIC).
  • Our Department has an excellent reputation as a graduate training institution and is recognised by the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research council as a training institution for war studies.
  • We place great emphasis on recruiting leading experts who bring with them not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas but an extensive and continually growing network of links with other departments, think-tanks, organisations, policymaking bodies and institutions.

Who should take this course

Our course is for graduates and professionals with an interest in understanding the causes, processes and effects of weapons proliferation, the evolution and effectiveness of the international non-proliferation regime, and the way in which proliferation influences other key issues in international relations.

Accreditation

MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MA - modules totalling 180 credits.
  • PG Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Certificate - modules totalling 60 credits

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Required Modules:

MA Pathway:

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Proliferation & International Security (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Postgraduate Diploma Pathway:

You are required to take the following module:

  • Proliferation & International Security (40 credits)

Postgraduate Certificate Pathway:

You are required to take the following module:

  • Proliferation & International Security (40 credits)

Optional Modules:

MA Pathway:

In addition, you are required to take 80 credits from a wide range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Current Issues in Science & Security (20 credits)
  • East Asian Security (40 credits)
  • International Politics of the Middle East (40 credits)
  • The Science & Security of Nuclear & Biological Weapons (20 credits)
  • National Security Studies (40 credits)
  • Armchair Intelligence - Open Sources & Online Investigation (20 credits)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism (40 credits)
  • Or any of the other 50 options offered by 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.

Postgraduate Diploma Pathway:

In addition, you are required to take 80 credits from a wide range of optional modules as above.

Postgraduate Certificate Pathway:

In addition, you are required to take 20 credits from a wide range of optional modules as above.

Fees:

  • 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'‚Äč, 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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