Masters in International Security Studies


Term 1 (10 weeks)
Critical Security Studies: an Overview
Strategic Culture and International Systems
Wars, Old and New (inc. the Revolution in Military Affairs and Network-Centric Warfare)
Technology in Counter-Terrorism (inc. Drones)
Peacebuilding and Intervention
Business and Security (inc. Defense and Arms Trade, Private Military and Security Companies)

Term 2 (10 weeks)
The Power of Practitioners in International Security Risk/Borders/Mobility
Cyberwar and Cybersecurity
Criminal law and Terrorism
Human Rights and Terrorism Policing and Terrorism
Criminal Investigation and Terrorism


Term 3 (12 weeks)

  • Throughout the two terms propose one research paper to be published in a recognized journal each term. These 2 papers will be 2500 words each. Topics to be chosen, peer reviewed with instruction on research methodology.
  • Students will learn and perform both Qualitative and Quantitative research methodology with correct citations.
  • The Major Research Project will be a dissertation of a topic chosen by the student and presented on a global platform.


  • No Exams!
  • Weekly Forum Discussion of key take aways from lectures and reading assignments.
  • Class participation in discussions and key takeaway responses is part of the course requirement.
  • Major Research Project (Term 3)


On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Have an extensive knowledge and critical understanding of some of the major approaches in international security studies.
  • Show a reflective intellectual grasp of some of the most challenging security issues today.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply specialized skills and analytical tools to a variety of empirical cases.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, conceptualize and define abstract problems and issues related to security.
  • Show transferable research skills such as advanced analytical thinking and communication skills.
  • Upon the completion of the course, you will be able to have a better understanding of the criminal justice system and gain employment within criminal justice or pursue further studies in this area.
  • All modules are available online and you can study from anywhere and submit your assignment online. In addition, weekly seminars will be available to discuss various topics on the subject taught.
  • At the end of the course, you will be expected to undertake a Major Research Project on a relevant topic of particular interest to you and present on a global platform.


  • Applicants for the Master in International Security Studies must possess an earned undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign university.
  • Three years active law enforcement or Military or 5 years security field. (verified) and be able to maintain a grade of B- or better to continue in the program. Unofficial transcripts must be sent with admissions packet.


Admission Packet must be complete and submitted to: admissions[@] before you will be admitted into and allowed to enroll in the course.