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MA Programmes

CSSS MA Programmes

CSSS offers three taught Masters programmes, the MA in Science and Security, the MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security and the MA in Arms Control and International Security. Staff in the Centre also offer a variety of other relevant MA options modules, including ‘Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism’ and ‘Armchair Intelligence: Open Sources and Online Investigation.’  Our teaching focuses on developing multi-disciplinary approaches and critical skills for the analysis of policy problems and dilemmas. It emphasises active student learning through the use of case- studies, simulations, and discussion seminars. When possible, the Centre offers internships on current research projects; students are also encouraged to apply for internships at other London-based institutions working in the field, such as the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), Chatham House and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).



CSSS Alumni

Make sure to find out about some of our Alums!

At CSSS we are continuing to try to find improved ways to connect and communicate with our alums. To this end, we've just established a new email list for alums, where we will post any job or internship opportunities that we hear about and where you can also post similar things (as well as organising drinks, etc).

To join, please email and follow the instructions. Once you have joined, you can also email the list (at to share opportunities, news, or other relevant material with CSSS staff and fellow alums. You are also welcome to connect with CSSS staff on linked in.


Want more information?

General information about taught MA programmes in the Department of War Studies, including how to apply, can be found here. This should be the first port of call for students interested in pursuing the MA in Science and Security or the MA in Non-proliferation and International Security. When browsing the modules offered, students are advised that not all option modules are offered every year and places in particular optional modules as well as participation in simulations or other related exercises is subject to limited availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Prospective students with more specific questions about these MAs may contact Dr Susan Martin, Co-Deputy Director (

Please note that questions about the application process should be directed in the first instance to the Admissions Office. If you have questions about how your relevant work experience may figure into your application for your MA, however, please do get in touch. 

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