Department of Social Sciences

  • International Security (MA)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving MA International Security students in Induction Week (17-21 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Induction and Pre-Enrolment Checking 14:30 to 14:45 G217, Gibbs Building, Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus
    Meet Course Tutors 14:45 to 15:45 G217, Gibbs Building, Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment 15:45 to 17:00 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Training Session on PIP, Moodle etc. (Optional) 12:00 to 14:00 T309, Tonge Building, Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Welcome Drinks Reception 17:00 to 19:00 G216b, Gibbs Building, Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 13:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Study Skills Session
    Introduction to the Programme
    13:00 to 15:00 G217, Gibbs Building, Gipsy Lane site, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 25 September

    Introduction to Library Services 14:15 to 15:15 Welcome Desk, Library Level 1, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of Department Dr Abbey Halcli
    Programme Lead Dr Chris Hesketh
    Course Leader Dr Stephen Hurt
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Mandy Archer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Miss Adrienn Nagy +44 (0)1865 484901

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the MA International Security modules. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details

    Dunne, T., Kurki, M. and Smith, S. (eds.) (2016). International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Fierke, K.M. (2015). Critical Approaches to International Security. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity
    Williams, P.D. and McDonald, M. (eds) (2018). Security Studies: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Abingdon: Routledge

    Programme Timetable

    For your information, here is the programme timetable for the Semester 1 modules. Room details will be notified through Google Calendar after you've enrolled.

    Module

    Lecture/
    Seminar

    Time

    Monday

    P23122 Advanced Research in International Relations Lecture 14:00 to 16:00

    Friday

    P23121 Security: Beyond Bullets and Bombs Seminar 13:00 to 15:00
    P23121 Security: Beyond Bullets and Bombs Tutorial 15:00 to 16:00

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for MA International Security. You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Dr Cristiano Bee G513 48 3383
    Dr Daniel Bulley G424 48 3995
    Dr Molly Cochran G406 48 4209
    Dr Lucy Ford G421b 48 3914
    Dr Stephen Hurt G422 48 3972
    Dr Michael Lister G421c 48 3924
    Dr Tina Managhan G402 48 4131
    Dr Doerthe Rosenow G413a 48 4237
    Dr Christina Steenkamp G415a 48 3693
    Dr Alex Sutton TBA 48 TBA
    Dr Jon Wheatley G503b 48 3834

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.
    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.