About this course
Develop the skills to tackle complex political challenges, such as cyber threats, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, on this MSc International Security and Risk degree at the University of Southampton. You’ll use advanced research on risk analysis and decision-making to understand and inform global security policy. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills to become a security specialist.
This UK master’s course combines security studies, cyber security and risk analysis to reflect a global political environment that demands new thinking.
On this course we take a multidisciplinary approach to teach the skills and understanding you'll need to work in the modern political landscape.
You’ll have the chance to develop new solutions to these complex challenges by undertaking wide interdisciplinary study. You'll examine the key security issues facing the world today, including:
- cyber threats
- weapons of mass destruction
- the challenges posed by states and non-state actors
With a focus on understanding the real-world policy implications of these security challenges, you'll have the chance to develop practical, policy-relevant proposals.
Using advanced research on risk analysis and decision-making, you'll learn how to apply advanced interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in addressing global security issues.
You’ll consider historical, social, scientific, technological and military factors as you examine the issues of modern security.
Your course leader is Steve Chisnall, Lecturer in International Security and Strategy. His research interests focus on decision-making and crisis management. Read Mr Chisnall’s staff profile to find out more about his work.
This course is based at Highfield.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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Changes due to COVID-19
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