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International Security Studies

Undergraduate | MUR-POL345 | 2024

Understand international politics, and security and strategic studies. Examine competing theories and different conceptions of security, the post-Cold War system, the roles of the United Nations and international law in international security. 

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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International Security Studies

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. understand and analyse international politics and security and strategic studies
    2. demonstrate a good grasp of public policy, especially the processes and structures of decision-making in the area of international security
    3. identify the issues and questions most important to you, which will help you to focus your reading.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-POL291 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-PTR291 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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