The Centre for Global Security Challenges

Deepening our understanding of the world’s contemporary security challenges through multi-method analysis, research-led teaching, and international policy dialogue.



We are unique in our close collaboration across methodological approaches and subject area specialisations.



Our focus on how security is framed, perceived, and experienced covers three substantive areas.


European Journal of International Security


SThis book cover shows a grey brick wall against a muted blue-grey sky. Security is written in large white letters sitting atop the wall, while 'A Critical Introduction' and the authors' names - Lee Jarvis and Jack Holland - are written on the wall beneath.taff in the Centre contribute teaching to an MA programme in Security, Terrorism and Insurgency, and an MSc in Security, Conflict and Justice, offering modules such as the popular second-year Security Studies, third-year The Politics of Nuclear Weapons and postgraduate Terrorism module.

Our teaching is research-led, drawing on our own funded project findings and publications, as well as pedagogical publications and textbooks.

Our award-winning teaching has been recognised through student nominations (e.g. Gordon Clubb, James Worrall) and national teaching prizes (e.g. Nick Robinson and Jack Holland).


CGSC regularly supports, organises and hosts international and interdisciplinary research events on security.

Visit our Events page for details of upcoming and past events.