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Research degrees

Our research degrees provide opportunities to study with leading academics and practitioners who are specialists in strategy and security. We particularly welcome enquiries from students seeking to undertake research in our key research areas. However we offer research supervision on a range of topics.

Please visit our staff profiles to find out more about our individual research interests. Please contact our Graduate Research School for information about eligibility before contacting the staff member closest to your interests for an initial discussion about potential research topics.

Phd students at the SSI have access to:

  • A professional mentor from our group of prestigious honorary appointments and Advisory Board, in addition to a supervisor.
  • Training in research methods
  • Opportunities to give papers at major conferences
  • Assistance in the publication of their work
  • A lively seminar series with past speakers including leading academics from around the world and senior practitioners such as the Director General of MI5.
  • Teaching opportunities
MA by Research Strategy and Security
MPhil/PhD Strategy and Security
MPhil/PhD Security, Conflict and Human Rights