MSc Diplomacy and Security Studies

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Program Description

Your Qualification in Diplomacy and Security Studies

Why Diplomacy & Security Studies?

The role of diplomacy in international security cannot be overstated, and a strong understanding of global governance and international affairs is increasingly vital for security professionals. With new resolutions adopted by United Nations members to provide and share tools used to detect terrorism, the rise of globalisation creates a need for an international diplomatic approach to security.

Our postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies is designed to equip students with an industry-specific toolkit of international relations and foreign policy, as applicable to security and counter-terrorism. This unique course allows you to apply diplomatic theory to current issues in global crime and gives you a practical toolkit to approach real-world scenarios. Students use an online classroom to learn alongside a global community, giving you first-hand experiences from other countries and organisations.

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  • When:  14 September 2020
  • Where: Delivered online via Liverpool John Moores University
  • Duration: 11-28 months dependent on the route chosen

Training in diplomacy and security is required for international relations and negotiations to prevent global conflict. Long gone are the days of two competing power blocs – today’s political landscape is complex, and requires skilled professionals to navigate the new dynamics. Discover the interlaced nature of diplomacy, intelligence, and counter-terrorism in this online course.

Who studies the MSc in Diplomacy and Security Studies?

This programme is perfect for those looking to start a career in diplomacy and international relations, or those wishing to accelerate their career prospects. This includes positions within national foreign ministries, multi-national enterprises, and counter-terror organisations. It is particularly valuable for those interested in policy issues, and whose job role involves dealing with diplomatic or international security affairs, and who would benefit from enhancing their knowledge and critical thinking through postgraduate study.

7 Modules Available

The course syllabus is designed to provide you with the understanding of inter-disciplinary links between diplomatic studies and security, alongside counter-terrorism and international relations. Analyse new theories and paradigms and learn to engage critically with the topic.

  • Security Studies
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Diplomacy and Security Studies Dissertation

Choosing your level of study

The course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Science level. Those studying the PGCert will take the first three modules, whereas PGDip students will take the first six modules. Those choosing to study the course at MSc level have the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a topic of interest, allowing students to engage in an industry-focused research project to apply their knowledge and skills to their own career aspirations.

Learn online with the support of industry experts

During your study, you will have access to the faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn from experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics, and subject experts, including Sir Jon Murphy, Dr Nick Ridley, Dr Rex Li and Dr Xin Liu.

This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by Knect365 Learning. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.

About Liverpool John Moores University

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

This small, pioneering movement was followed by the establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organisations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all.

Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, 2,500 staff and 250-degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

The Security Studies programme is delivered by the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies at  Liverpool John Moores University. The university combines professionally recognised qualifications with innovative and socially orientated courses. The centre has an outstanding reputation for research, with academic staff contributing regularly to industry journals, advisory groups, governmental policy, as well as gaining regular public exposure through the press and broadcast media.

About the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Established in 2015, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS) has a wealth of professional, practical and academic experience. LCAPS uses this experience to conduct research and provide training within the fields of policing, crime prevention and allied security professions.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies brings together research-active staff from across the University.

LCAPS' interdisciplinary learning portfolio equips students and practitioners with the skills they need to respond to the complex demands of contemporary policing.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies' portfolio of taught degrees is expanding and LCAPS will soon offer one of the most comprehensive portfolios of academic policing programmes.

Fees

Degree Until 15th May 2020 After 15th May 2020
Postgraduate Certificate: £3,150 / US$3,950 £3,495 / US$4,370
Postgraduate Diploma: £5,950 / US$7,450 £6,595 / US$8,245
Masters: £8,850 / US$11,065 £9,795 / US$12,245
Last updated May 2020

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