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The MSc Security, Leadership & Society

The MSc Security, Leadership and Society is offered over one year for full-time study and over two years for part-time study. The programme looks at the mutually reinforcing links between Security, Leadership and Society, especially within the developing nations at various strata: national, regional and continental. The programme is conceived against the background of the immense significance of leadership processes and outcomes in security and development efforts in the developing world. The MSc in Security, Leadership and Society brings together the various thematic strands that examine the nature of societal leadership and its impact on security within and across developing countries and regions. The programme is envisaged for students who have deep interest in understanding how societal and leadership peculiarities can influence the nature of security. 

The programme explores several thematic issues including: the complexity of leadership; conflict, human security and societal space in leadership; leadership in socio-economic transitions historically and in recent times; and the impact of global leadership on security and development in developing societies.


Programme’s uniqueness

  • Students are exposed to an innovative approach to the interdisciplinary study of Leadership as it relates to Peace and Security.
  • Students are taught by key intellectuals and experts on leadership, peace and security from both the global North and South.
  • Students have access to a broad selection of optional courses across King's with emphasis on the King's Global Institutes and the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy as part of their interdisciplinary studies.
  • Students will be able to interact with the ALC's global network of renowned academics, practitioners and activists.
  • Students will have the opportunity to network with the ALC's wide range of institutional partners that include: universities, international organisations and research and policy institutions across the world (examples include the International Peace Institute, the Social Science Research Council and the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in New York).

Click here to read on the specific educational aims of the MSc Security, Leadership and Development and the modules on offer.



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