University of Reading
Key Course Facts
Discover the origins and evolution of key strategic concepts as you familiarise yourself with examples of their application, and the problems and possibilities these pose. You’ll also apply the conceptual frameworks acquired to the analysis of particular security issues.
For more information, please visit the programme page: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/Subject-area/politics-and-international-relations-pg/ma-strategic-studies
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
- Graduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
- Undergraduate Degrees Arts and Humanities/Economic and Social Science Subjects
- Undergraduate Degrees Science/Life Science Subjects
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Strategic Studies, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. All of our programmes are appropriate for students from any disciplinary background, although an arts, business, humanities or social science subject is preferred. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Tuition Fees Strategic Studies MA
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Reading in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Reading
The University of Reading is a publicly funded university in Reading, Berkshire, England. Reading has four major campuses; London Road and Whiteknights campus which are located in Reading itself, with Greenlands campus being found on the banks of the River Thames. The fourth campus is known as Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia.
Student composition of University of Reading
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Strategic Studies MA||University of Reading||-||-||-||£9250||£18650||-||Reading||On campus Part-time|
|Strategic Studies MLitt||University of St Andrews||-||-||-||£9900||£20370||-||St Andrews||On campus Full-time|
|Strategic Studies and International Law MSc||University of Aberdeen||-||-||-||-||-||-||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Strategic Studies and Management MSc||University of Aberdeen||-||-||-||-||-||-||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|International Law, Security and Strategic Studies LLM||University of Aberdeen||-||-||-||-||-||-||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Strategic Studies MSc||University of Aberdeen||-||-||-||-||-||-||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Strategic Studies and Energy Security MSc||University of Aberdeen||-||-||-||-||-||-||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|