MA Applied Security Strategy

Become a confident strategic thinker able to drive and execute policy and strategy, under pressure, at the very highest levels.

How to apply for the MA Applied Security Strategy

Please visit our postgraduate studies website to apply for the MA Applied Security Strategy. You will be able to save your application and return to it later.

This selective and competitive Masters programme has been developed for ambitious students aiming to work at the very top of their respective careers and who can cope with the demands of experiential learning in a pressurised environment. While academic credentials are important, we are looking for much more than just good grades.

If you wish to be considered for the MStrat you should submit an online application via the link in postgraduate studies website. Your application should include:

  • CV
  • transcripts
  • references (at least 1 but 2 would be preferred)
  • a covering letter/personal statement
  • scan of your passport

Once you have submitted a complete application (including all of the supporting documents listed above), on or around 15 January 2019 you will be sent the title of an essay which forms part of the MStrat selection process.  You must then:

  • Write a 500 word essay on the given subject
  • Return it within the two week deadline to the College Admissions Team (

Incomplete applications, or those unaccompanied by an essay, will not be put forward to the selection panel for consideration.

All applications received by 14 January 2019 are guaranteed consideration for a place on the course. Those who apply by 14 January 2019 and submit their essay by the deadline will be informed of the selection panel’s decision by the end of February 2019.

Applications received after 14 January 2019 will be held and – should there still be places available on the programme after the guaranteed consideration deadline - considered by a second selection panel in the summer.  These applicants will be sent an essay title on or around 25 June 2019 and should expect to hear a decision by the end of July 2019.

Those not selected for the course will receive communication from Central Admissions. It is NOT be possible to discuss the outcome of the admissions process, or to provide feedback to candidates.

Applications received by 14 January 2019 are guaranteed consideration.  If places remain available applications received on or after 15 January and before 24 June 2019 will also be considered by the selection panel.

If you are currently a student at the University of Exeter you cannot apply for the MStrat via the Fast Track system, and you are subject to the same eligibility and application procedures as all other applicants. You areeligible, however, for the University of Exeter Progression Scholarship of £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of your tuition fees.

If you need any help, or have any queries about the application process please contact us.