Royal Holloway (University of London) - Master program
The website offers over 200 contributions by more than 100 scholars from over 20 countries stretching across various geopolitical disciplines.
Innovative, up to date, and grounded in real-life skills and experiences, this programme is designed for both ambitious young graduates and experienced professionals working in commercial or political organisations such as banking, energy, media, think tanks and government, where risk management is critical to strategic policy development.
Both geopolitics and security are defining issues of our era. We, as a global community, face unprecedented challenges relating to environmental catastrophe, resource shortages, economic meltdown, terrorism and infrastructural failure. We need to understand the conditions that make our daily lives vulnerable and develop strategies to manage risk and mitigate the impact of crisis
The programme is composed of four main parts:
- Core Element. The first part is a compulsory theoretically engaging and interdisciplinary overview of geopolitics and security.
- Compulsory methodological training. This training is relevant both to the individual dissertation but also real-life employability including skills such as writing press releases, utilising web-based materials and appreciating Google analytics.
- Dissertation. The dissertation is a 12,000 word assignment carried out during the summer that will test your critical and analytical skills in a piece of primary research in a topic of your choice. This will be supported by a selected supervisor. We will strongly encourage our students, where possible, to develop professional connections with relevant organizations and individuals. The dissertation can be a great opportunity to develop career-related opportunities.
- Relevant and research-informed option courses. Students will choose three options to be taken over the two main terms of teaching. Indicative options include: Biopolitics and Security, Contemporary Geopolitics of the Polar Regions, Geopolitics of Media and Communication and Resilience and the Governing of Emergency.
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Geopolitics and Security MSc
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