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Security matters. Because it matters, its study demands the development of complex analytical skills supported by cutting edge research as well as innovative and creative teaching techniques. This programme has been designed to provide students with the elements to become world-class global security analysts. The course is intended for UK, EU, and overseas students and offers direct applications for policy-makers, risk professionals, and students seeking to pursue an academic path. The overall objective of the programme is to help students unleash their curiosity on learning and researching security. Taught both as MA and as MRes (ESRC-recognised), it is designed to ?in-SPIRE? critical thinking for the analysis of a complex world. Its uniqueness lies on a creative approach to teaching and research. The learning activities of the core modules are designed to apply theoretical approaches to current global security events. Teaching will also be complemented by academic-trips intended to provide students with an opportunity to experience in situ security analysis. It is planned that some of the lectures may be taught at settings close to Keele University, for example such as the Secret Nuclear Bunker at Hack Green, one of England?s medieval cathedrals, and a major international transportation hub. Course Structure Students on the MA take: * The Theory of Global Security * The Politics of Global Security * Perspectives in International Relations * Research Training in Politics and International Relations * The Changing International Agenda since 1945 (compulsory for those without an IR background) * A Dissertation of 15,000 words * And one (or two) optional modules from the list below Students on the MRes take: * Perspectives in International Relations * Research Design and Process * Research Skills * Quantitative Data Analysis 1 * Qualitative Data Analysis * Dissertation of 15,000 words * One option from the list below List of options currently are: The list of optional modules is currently: (Note: the precise list of available modules will vary from year to year) Autumn Semester: * Perspectives in International Relations (Professor Rob Walker Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero) * The Changing International Agenda since 1945 (Professor John Vogler, Dr. Helen Parr) * The Theory of Global Security (Dr. Luis Lobo-Guerrero) * The European Union and the Global Commons (Professor John Vogler) * Dimensions of Environmental Politics (to be advised) * Research Design and Process (Professor Susanne Karstedt) * Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Professor Rob Walker) * Research Skills (Dr. Matthias Klaes) * Diplomatic Theory and Practice (Dr. Lorna Lloyd) * Environmental Diplomacy (Mr. David Scrivener) * Green Political Theory (Professor Andrew Dobson) Spring Semester: * Terrorist Groups and Terror Regimes (Professor Rosemary O?Kane) * Green Parties and Movements (Dr. Brian Doherty) * European Culture and Politics (Professor Bulent Gokay) * Diplomatic Law (Dr. Lorna Lloyd) * Wilderness and Civilisation (Dr. Steve Quilley) * Research Training in Politics, International Relations and the Environment (Professor Rosemary O'Kane) * The Politics of Global Security (Dr. Luis Lobo-Guerrero) * Quantitative Data Analysis: Basic (Professor Julius Sim) * Quantitative Data Analysis: Advanced (Professor Julius Sim) * Qualitative Data Analysis (Dr. Graham Allen, Dr. Evi Girling) * Advanced Qualitative Methods: Ethnographic Research (Dr. Paul Willis) The following modules are also available at Masters level: Autumn Semester: * The Politics and International Relations of the Middle East 1 (Naveed Sheikh) * European Security (to be advised) * British State and Society during the Cold War (Dr. Helen Parr) Spring Semester: * Feminist Perspectives on Environmental Politics (Dr. Sherilyn MacGregor) * Proliferation (Mr. David Scrivener)) * Nations and Nationalism in the Balkans and Post-Soviet Eurasia (Professor Bulent Gokay) * End of Empire 1 and 2 (Dr. Lorna Lloyd) * The R

Security matters. Because it matters, its study demands the development of complex analytical skills supported by cutting edge research as well as innovative and creative teaching techniques. This programme has been designed to provide students with the elements to become world-class global security analysts. The course is intended for UK, EU, and overseas students and offers direct applications...

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