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Postgraduate Free-Standing Modules

We offer a whole range of free-standing online modules in security, defence, war and conflict studies, which you can study to further your own personal and professional development.

An indicative list of online modules include*:

  • Conflict in Russia & the Post-Soviet Space
  • Conflict, Security & Justice
  • Counterterrorism, Political Violence and Human Rights
  • Cyber Security in the Information Age
  • Geopolitics & Rising Powers
  • Global Challenges: Ecology, Health & Migration
  • Insurgency & Counterinsurgency
  • Intelligence in Conflict
  • Intelligence, Espionage & Surveillance
  • International Law and The Use of Force
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations: Theory & Practice
  • Law, Ethics & Human Rights
  • Middle Eastern Security
  • Proxy Wars & Hybrid Wars
  • Seapower & National Strategy, 1815-1914
  • Strategic Dimensions of Contemporary Warfare
  • The Future of War
  • Understanding Deterrence in Theory & Practice
  • Women, Peace & Security

Each module carries 15 credits and, if you wish, you can use those credits towards an accredited qualification such as a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or a Masters qualification (180 credits).

Contact the KIASS Programme Administration Team to discuss how we can work with you to build your learning journey

*Modules are subject to change and certain modules can not be taken together due to the similarity in subject content. 

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