MA Security and International Law / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
When assessing your academic record we consider your degree subject, grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
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- Pursue an international law MA that does not require a first degree in law.
- Explore future careers in government agencies, the armed forces, international organisations, NGOs, law firms and multinational corporations.
- Develop the critical skills required to analyse legal issues surrounding armed conflicts, terrorism, modern warfare, security of international investments and transactions, and security of intellectual property.
These are an opportunity to find out about the course, meet students and staff, and tour the campus and facilities.
If you receive an offer, we will invite you to a visit day where you learn about the School, teaching and learning, study opportunities and student life.
Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £13,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £26,000
UK students (per annum): £3,750
International, including EU, students (per annum): £13,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Manchester is proud to offer scholarship awards to exceptional international students.
Manchester Master's Bursary
The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study and allocates 75 awards of £4,000 each year.
Postgraduate loans for master's students
If you're coming to Manchester this year to begin postgraduate study, you could qualify for a loan from the UK government.
For more information on our awards, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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