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Security Studies MA

This is a new flexible programme for professionals, which allows you to study alongside your existing work commitments to enhance your career prospects and further your personal and professional development.

It is designed to expand your knowledge of defence, security, war and conflict studies while building towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Masters qualification. Students entering the programme can select from a wide variety of courses available within the Department of War Studies, Department of Defence Studies and the King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS). You will be able to pay-as-you learn with each module individually priced, and with the option of extending your studies, alongside your work, over multiple years.

The programme also recognises that you may already have a broad range of prior knowledge, skills, and experiences to bring to your studies. As such, we can discuss whether your previously accumulated credits, experience or professional learning could contribute to your qualification.

An indicative list (subject to change) of just some of the courses that you will be able to choose from include:
  • Artificial Intelligence in National Security 
  • China-West Relations: Dilemmas & Lessons 
  • Indo-Pacific: Culture & Decision Making  
  • Major Dilemmas in Counterterrorism 
  • Sanctions & Statecraft 
  • Strategic Communications 
  • Wargaming & Strategy 
  • Conflict in Russia & the Post-Soviet Space  
  • Conflict, Security & Justice 
  • Cyber Security in the Information Age 
  • Geopolitics & Rising Powers 
  • Global Challenges: Ecology, Health & Migration 
  • Insurgency & Counterinsurgency  
  • Intelligence, Espionage & Surveillance 
  • International Law and The Use of Force 
  • International Relations: Theory & Practice 
  • Law, Ethics & Human Rights 
  • Middle Eastern Security 
  • Proxy Wars & Hybrid Wars 
  • The Future of War 
  • Understanding Deterrence in Theory & Practice  
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