Contemporary world and global security training Academics, experts and practioners in world security Research that has an impact on crisis resolution and global security Training a new generation of strategic world leaders

A contemporary approach to world security

The Strategy and Security Institute is an interdisciplinary research centre established by the University of Exeter to directly address the strategic deficit of a world beset by instability and insecurity.

Building on a critical mass of expertise within the University and a cohort of strategic partners from other organisations, the Institute carries out research, consultancy and teaching in the field of global security and strategy, particularly relating to how individuals and organisations of all kinds deal with conflict, unrest, and crisis under intense pressure.

'Whilst education may be better than ever…we may not be schooled in the right things; the result is a form of strategic illiteracy' Newton, Colley, Sharpe. RUSI Journal, Feb 10
'The aim of strategy is to unite the levers of national power in a common framework for purposeful action'. General Sir Paul Newton, Director SSI

Masters study

MA Applied Security Strategy
Now available as a part-time programme.

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Research degrees

Our research degrees provide opportunities to study with leading academics and practitioners

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Staff news

SSI's new Academic Director Professor Patrick Porter shares his initial thoughts.

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Our researchers regularly publish articles which directly impact upon policy.

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Research seminars

SSI's Research Seminars are open to all staff and students at the University. 

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