Provided by Cardiff University
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Study type
Full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years)
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About the course

Course content

Digital technologies are no longer simply the domain of computer science. Rather, they are deeply political as well; cyber war, electoral fraud, intellectual property theft, even hacking of nuclear facilities, are all issues that challenge conventional approaches to global affairs. 

Not only are academics struggling to comprehend what these technological changes mean for long standing concepts of war, peace, security, human rights and power, but policy makers and those in the private sector often feel they are lacking personnel with the appropriate background to help them in developing strategies, policies and guidelines that can prove effective in a rapidly changing information ecosystem. 

Our MSc Global Politics and Digital Technologies Programme has been designed to fill this gap and to appeal to those who can see the connections between and across disciplines when considering the complex problems of the 21st century. We will support you to become an exceptional thinker with a solid and broad education in the background and contemporary debates around cyber security and Internet governance to appeal to future employers. 

Your studies will take place in School of Law and Politics, but the underlying principle of this programme is to expand your horizons by embarking on some of the excellent optional modules that are on offer in other disciplines. We have a wealth of world class and highly relevant research and teaching expertise spread around the campus, meaning that you will enjoy innovation and flexibility in your learning environment. 

You will engage with external partners in the form of guest lectures and work placements, as well as through joint research projects if applicable to your dissertation.

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