Masters Programs in International Security

Compare 19 Masters Programs in International Security

International Security

A masters program in international security is a post graduate degree program offered in various universities across the world. The masters program is designed to impart knowledge to students and to enable them gain the skills that should help them understand the issues, relating to both traditional and contemporary security challenges. International security is a sensitive issue, which traverses political, environmental, economic, and ethical aspects of today’s society. The masters program engages students with the consequences as well as the causes of contemporary conflicts, the threats to mankind arising out of environmental degradation, climate change, and infectious diseases. The masters program is multidisciplinary and draws from a range of other fields including: defense, political sciences, international relations, law, biology, public health, demography and environmental studies. A student enrolled for the masters program in international security is expected to take classes in all these relevant areas.

The program takes a teaching approach that is research driven with a practical focus on the various classes under the program. Students are also encouraged to apply the theories learnt in classes to real world situations and in solving real world problems as well as the current policy debates. With the specialist and professional skills obtained from the program, graduates of the program are well equipped to face the job market. There are many career opportunities in various fields available for the graduates including: humanitarian, non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, risk management, defense, development and the government.

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Master in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Core programme courses include EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy [+]

Masters in International Security. Programme content: Core programme courses include: EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy External Relations of the EU EU Economic Policy International Relations Theories International Security Conflict Resolution Modern History of Europe Methodology Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: The applicant should be a graduate of a BA or a MA study programme in the field of social studies, humanities or law. The applicant will present: Bachelor’s degree diploma diploma supplement of her/his Bachelor’s study (the diploma supplement may be substituted by a list of courses and exams passed during the Bachelor’s study) his/her bachelor’s thesis or any corresponding graduate work, eventually another written essay with a minimum page count of 20 pages CV motivation letter Personal interview might be arranged via skype. Language requirements: English language CEFR level B2 or TOEFL points 87 minimum Training methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, consultancy. [-]

Master in International Relations (MAIN)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Master in International Relations (MAIN) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand and explain the international context of politics, economy, and security. [+]

Master in International Relations (MAIN) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to understand and explain the international context of politics, economy, and security. The world is growing ever more interdependent and major political decisions, influencing our everyday lives, are made not only by individual nation states but increasingly also by regional as well as global institutions. The programme helps students understand how international and European politics work, and what are the challenges faced by states as well as business and societal actors in the globalized world. Students learn in depth about the functioning of the European Union and of the key global institutions which states have developed to address these challenges. They study how, if at all, international conflicts can be productively transformed into cooperation. In addition to providing students with a robust background in international and European politics, the programme puts an emphasis on the development of students’ analytical capabilities, abstract and critical thinking, and communication as well as language skills. Thanks to the broad scope of competences students acquire and deepen during their studies, our graduates become highly valued experts in national administration and diplomacy, European and international institutions, transnational corporation and NGOs, media, think-tanks, political parties, and academia. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates may find positions in a widely defined international sphere, in particular in the diplomatic service, in international organizations, in the foreign relations of public and private institutions, in the media covering international politics, as well as in university research and education. [-]

Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. Moreover, dual degrees are being offered in cooperation with University of Konstanz (Germany) and newly also with University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). [+]

Masters in International Security. Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. Moreover, dual degrees are being offered in cooperation with University of Konstanz (Germany) and newly also with University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). Security studies already have several decades of history behind them, in the course of which their shape and area of concern have changed markedly. Throughout the Cold War, it was a field closely wedded to war studies and military science, and it concentrated on questions dealing with nuclear weapons, disarmament, and potential confrontations between the superpowers. After the end of the Cold War, security studies underwent a significant transformation, which, along with the ever-widening understanding of the notion of security, began to move beyond military questions to include themes such as the environment, human security, ethnic conflicts, and the debate about natural resources and energy. The current shape of the field is the result of this dynamic process. MISS promotes a progressive approach to teaching which, among other things, includes reducing class sizes and an emphasis on seminars. The pedagogical instructors aim to conduct their classes through presentations, discussions or simulations incorporating students, rather than through a one-sided monologue of facts which can be acquired by other means. This logically requires thorough preparation on the part of the student outside the class through extensive reading of the course texts. The main goal of this is to streamline the teaching process through actively involving the students in class and making it possible for them to present their opinions on and understandings of the material. In cooperation with University of Konstanz and University of Glasgow, dual degrees are also being offered. For more information about the latter programme, which combines MISS with MSc. International Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies, please refer here. To complete the programme the students must collect 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master’s Thesis and pass the final state examination. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate of the International Security Studies Programme will acquire proficiency in recent security threats and risks, a competence of analyzing and solving political and social problems connected with them, and will get trained in information processing, analyzing and conceptualizing. During the studies the student will get acquainted with the strategic concepts and the development of strategic thought. S/he will get familiar with the historical background of recent international setting and the security dimensions of the globalized international system, particularly in the European and Transatlantic arenas. After graduation, s/he will be ready to take positions both in international institutions, administration and foreign services, NGOs, media, education, academia, or proceed with postgraduate studies. [-]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence... [+]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence analysis techniques and organised crime. Also considered is the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies and the funding of terrorism.

Key features

Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security Lets you study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Pacific region Examines the impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, intelligence gathering and security Considers historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation in the region This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies ... [-]

Master of International Security Studies

Macquarie University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in... [+]

Master of International Security Studies

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in the aftermath of September 11 2001.

Key features

Gives you the opportunity to undertake master level study in the workplace, supervised and coordinated through web-based activities Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism ... [-]

Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. [+]

Master of National Security Policy NEW program - available for applications commencing from summer session, 2015 Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. This program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses, and graduate as a future leader in strategy development. Career Options Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Demonstrate a greater understanding of national security issues Understand research principles and methods applicable to different disciplinary approaches to national security issues Reflect critically on theory and practice of national security issues Demonstrate high-level analytical skills as well as oral and written communication skills Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within the field of national security Cognate disciplines Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Development Studies, Governance, History, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Policy Studies, Public Administration, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies. Admission Requirements A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Credit may be available for relevant work experience. Indicative Fees Annual indicative fee for international students $34,800.00 Scholarships ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing. [-]

Master of Strategic Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost [+]

Masters in International Security. The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost strategic studies program. Develop the analytical frameworks you need to tackle the regional and global strategic and security challenges of your career, and graduate a leader in your field. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - have specialised knowledge and cognitive skills in strategic and defence studies; - possess an integrated understanding of the conduct of strategy, military operations, and its relationship to policy; - be capable of undertaking strategic and policy analysis and be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information relating to the conduct of strategy and military operations possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in the fields of study associated with strategic and defence studies; - research and apply established theories and concepts and exercise expert judgement in military, defence or policy contexts; - apply strategic concepts and knowledge to practical problems in a contemporary setting; - have demonstrated high levels of written and oral communication in the field of strategic and defence studies. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 60% average. - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. [-]

Two-Year Master's Degree in International Security Studies - MISS

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Trento

The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) aims to prepare a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars to address contemporary national and international security challenges. [+]

Security studies have long been important to analyse the challenges of international relations. From traditional ideas of security such as war, global conflicts and national security to non-traditional concerns such as energy crisis, migration and climate change, security studies represent a solid framework for the analysis of multi-level challenges to our global society. The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) provides the students with both theoretical and practical approaches to understand the dynamics of contemporary security, and to evaluate responses from national actors and the international community. Degree Objectives The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) aims to prepare a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars to address contemporary national and international security challenges. The course adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, which provides students with a solid knowledge of core security issues and the emerging threats faced in the international arena. Participants will acquire the theoretical tools and practical skills and competences necessary to understand and assess the various factors and actors capable of impacting on the global order, with specific reference to security issues. Employment opportunities The MISS prepares its students for positions within the areas of security, public policy, and international relations. MISS graduates will possess the skills and qualifications necessary to: Hold positions of responsibility within European and international institutions and organisations engaged in security, peacekeeping, and state-building activities; Work in private organisations dealing with risk prevention and risk management; Work in national ministries and enter the diplomatic service; Work for governmental and non-governmental organisations engaged in areas such as institution-building, project management, humanitarian assistance, local development and reforms, security risk prevention and management; For those intending to continue their studies, the programme provides a solid basis for admission to PhD programmes in International Studies and in other disciplines related to international security. [-]

Hemispheric Security Expertise In International Relations

Universidad Central de Nicaragua
Campus Full time February 2017 Nicaragua Managua

Provide expertise to assess the contemporary international issues, so that the specialist learn to anticipate, manage and resolve situations created in the sphere of influence and manages to control its potential effects, both from the point of view of international security, as of the political, economic and strategic for state entities, personalities or interest groups, transnational corporations and international organizations. [+]

Masters in International Security. GENERAL Provide expertise to assess the contemporary international issues, so that the specialist learn to anticipate, manage and resolve situations created in the sphere of influence and manages to control its potential effects, both from the point of view of international security, as of the political, economic and strategic for state entities, personalities or interest groups, transnational corporations and international organizations. INDIVIDUALS MA in International Relations is designed for the student to achieve at the end of the studies: Perceiving the international reality under the system approach, based on the analysis of its organization and operation through space and historical time, unraveling the interests that objectively represent the various actors and agents of international relations. Resolve specific situations relevant to the sphere of influence of international relations and applied to the workplace (economic, legal and political-diplomatic, corporate representation, etc.) Analyze the situation of Nicaragua Nation State for its political and economic relations with international organizations operating on three levels: Central level, the Western Hemisphere and extra-continental with the other countries of the world scale. Assess the various processes of economic, political and cultural integration, appropriating the necessary tools to explain the dynamics and characteristics of this phenomenon in various business scenarios; the scope of performance of NGOs of different sign; movements in defense of social causes; or the protection of the environment and natural resources. Develop skills that will allow them desempañarse as advisors-polyvalent for national and international companies or government entities or state, in the context of multipolar, interdependent, global eco-sustainable and that characterize the contemporary world relations. Inferring the important need to act under the criteria and principles that safeguard the fundamental interests of the State of Nicaragua, enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic and the values ​​established by the Law of National Defense of Nicaragua. AXES transverses PENSUM They are represented by main work directions, transversely, will be present during the development of the entire master's program, namely: Current development of international relations. Special features and abruptly changing features of the World Economy. International Cooperation. The exchange particularities North - South and South - South. Models of integration and regional, hemispheric and global cooperation. COMPLEMENTARY BASIC AXES PENSUM International negotiations. International Security and Defense. Legal instruments in the globalized world. [-]

Master in International Security

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The academic program of this master focuses on the radical changes in international security issues in the 21st century: in the international environment (remodelling of the geopolitical system, new forms of crisis and conflict, controversial military interventions... [+]

Master in International Security General objectives The academic program of this master focuses on the radical changes in international security issues in the 21st century: in the international environment (remodelling of the geopolitical system, new forms of crisis and conflict, controversial military interventions, international terrorism, nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, etc.), conflict regions and the specific internal transformations in security and defence activities (specialization, institutional transformation, "judicialization", technological developments, etc. Main orientations and specific features This intensive two-year program is divided into three academic semesters and one semester outside the school spent in a professional internship or a study program in a partner university. Students follow the fundamentals common to all PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) programs, with courses in global politics, international law and international economics, enabling them to acquire the fundamental concepts and tools to analyze the contemporary world. They also acquire basic management tools and expertise in quantitative methods. On top of fundamentals, students study 9 specialized courses (core courses) addressing the major themes of international security, choosing a particular approach taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners among the following fields: Security Use of Force Proliferation and Arms Control Workshop in Conflict Resolution Conflicts Post Conflict War and Law and International Justice Multilateral Security Students therefore choose two concentrations, each of which consists of four courses, including a mandatory regional concentration, to develop or expand their knowledge of a particular region in the world, within a multidisciplinary framework. The program enjoys close collaboration with French defense institutions, notably the Saint-Cyr-Coëtquidan military school and the French Navy Centre d'Etudes Supérieur, allowing students to familiarize themselves with the existing articulations between public and private decision making in the fields of defence and security. This collaboration also allows them to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge related to these issues, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defence, peace-keeping and international security. Career opportunities The International Security program is aimed at applicants with a well designed career plan. Previous work experience related to the field of international security is not a requirement, but it is certainly valued in the selection process. The majority of our international security graduates work in national administrations and governments, international organisations, non-governmental organizations as well as in private companies. The main sectors of employment include defence, intelligence gathering, advising on country risk, peace-keeping, conflict resolution and reconstruction of fragile and failing states. [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Stockholm School of Economics)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm France Paris + 2 more

Sciences Po and SSE (Stockholm School of Economics), both APSIA -Association of Professional School of International Affairs- members, have come together to offer graduate students a cross-disciplinary dual degree... [+]

Masters in International Security. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with Stockholm School of Economics) Dual Degree - Stockholm School of Economics A high standard collaboration Sciences Po and SSE (Stockholm School of Economics), both APSIA -Association of Professional School of International Affairs- members, have come together to offer graduate students a cross-disciplinary dual degree, leading to a Master's degree from Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and either the MSc in Economics, the MSc in Finance or the MSc in Business & Management from SSE, thus uniting their efforts in an area they both excel in. This specific 2-year framework is based on mutual recognition of existing curricula at each school. It offers a top-level education in the area of international affairs and economics to participating students, giving them the opportunity to develop a top-level career in diplomacy, international organizations or other areas of social engagement. Students enrol at both institutions and can thus benefit from a wider Alumni network. Programme of studies This programme involves one year of study at Sciences Po, focusing on International Affairs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) and one year at SSE, studying Business administration, Finance and/or Economics. On completion of their studies, successful candidates will receive two master’s degrees, one from each institution. This Dual degree is a very demanding programme, with an intensive workload. The Dual Degree Sciences Po – SSE lasts two academic years. The first year will be spent at Sciences Po, focusing in International Affairs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs), in one of the 7 following Masters: International Security International Public Management International Economic Policy Environmental Policy International Development Human Rights and Humanitarian Action International Energy The teaching language is English, but French-speaking students are free to take a few courses in French. The second year will take place at SSE, in one of the 3 following Masters: Economics Finance Business & Management Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website. Online admissions open in October. Applications must be filled in online. This application is specific to the Dual Degree program and is not transferable to other programs at either institution. Students who wish to be considered for admission to other Sciences Po programmes must fulfil all relevant application requirements for those programs. Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or SSE to apply to the dual degree. In order to be accepted to the dual degree, applicants should fulfil the requirements for the programs of interest at both institutions. Academic requirements - An undergraduate level degree (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences/licenciatura/licence) at the time of entry to Sciences Po. - A Masters level degree (magistr or magistracy, for example) for countries in which universities do not award undergraduate qualifications. - For applicants having attended German or Austrian universities, a Vordiplom/Zwischenprüfung/Diplomprüfung (the equivalent of 120 credits) and a complete year of students at postgraduate level/second cycle (Hauptstudium - the equivalent of 60 credits). - For applicants having attended Russian universities, a Bakalavr or Specialist qualification. - A verified GMAT score of at least 600 or a GRE test score of at least 155 (quantitative) with a recommended score for analytical writing (either test) of 4.5 or higher. Language requirements - Proficiency in English, verified through IELTS score of 7 or more, TOEFL total score of 100 or more (internet based) or a Bachelor degree from a program conducted completely in English. Students are requested to choose their specialization for the second year of the programme at SSE during the application process. Specific admission requirements: Theses are depending on which SSE MSc prgram students are applying to: - MSc Economics: applicants are expected to have successfully completed 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Economics, Business Administration and Political Science), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Economics. - MSc Finance: applicants are expected to have successfully completed at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences including but not limited to Finance, Business Adminsitration and/or Economics), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Economics, Finance, Accounting and Financial Management, and/or at least half of which especially in Finance. - MSc Business & Management: applicants are expected to have a Bachelor degree in any field of studies with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration. A limited number of places in the program (up to 10%) are set aside for exceptional candidates with a bachelor degree in any field of studies but less than 30 ECTS in Business Administration. Such candidates should show extraordinary talent and outstanding achievements in areas like academia, work experience, culture, sports and societal contribution. Admitted applicants with a bachelor degree in subjects other than Business Administration or Economics are required to complete a specific one week Pre-Program prior to their studies (August). The Pre-Program is designed to give students key foundations in Business Administration. At Sciences Po, students must pay the normal tuition fees required by the university depending on their financial situation. At SSE, there are currently no tuition fees for European citizens. Non-European citizens must pay the normal tuition fees required by SSE. This is a dual degree with Stockholm School of Economics. [-]

Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues [+]

Make Our World a Safer Place The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues. Creating a World of Change Dual Degree Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Research The Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives that are integrated into this degree curriculum. These centers also offer paid research assistant positions: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) NPTS in D.C. and Vienna Our offices in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria give students access to a wealth of resources including opportunities for placed internships and conducting research. [-]

MA/PDip in Security and Terrorism

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological [+]

Masters in International Security. This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates relating to the study of state and non-state violence, and will consider their implications for various international actors and policy-makers. Students will have input from research-active staff with considerable expertise in the fields of International Relations, Sociology and Criminology. Students will assess the measures taken by states and international organisations to deter terrorism, and the relationships between terrorism and counter-terror measures. Students will be asked to critique the various theoretical and methodological approaches deployed by social scientists to study these phenomena. The following questions will be explored: How are we to understand terrorism in contemporary society? How does terrorism differ from other forms of political violence? What is the impact of terrorism on civil liberties? Are there differences between the Global North and the Global South in relation to the use of political violence? How do the social sciences differ in their approaches to terrorism and political violence? The course will also consider the actual risk posed by international terrorism and whether or not the threat is enhanced by the fears and anxieties generated by a risk-averse culture. Scholars and policymakers have all recognised the need to address security and terrorism issues from as broad a range of perspectives as possible, as this will lead to much deeper and better informed understandings of the problems. Therefore, the programme responds to this need, enabling students to explore the security and terrorism challenges we face in the contemporary world from a variety of perspectives drawing from disciplines across the Social Sciences, including International Relations, Sociology and Criminology, as well as drawing on expertise from law and human rights. Programme structure Full-time students complete the MA in Security and Terrorism over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements are also possible. When taking it over two years, part-time students choose three modules in each academic year, and write a supervised dissertation thereafter. The programme is also offered in a 120 ECTS format – comprising nine taught modules plus a dissertation over 18 months – and as a Postgraduate Diploma – comprising six taught modules only – worth 120 Kent credits [60 ECTS]. Both the 120 ECTS version and the Diploma can also be taken on a part-time basis. [-]

MA/PDip in International Security and the Politics of Terror

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This is the first MA programme to provide an insight into the emerging synergy between national security planning and international security challenges. The curriculum provides students with a good grounding in the study of the contending [+]

This is the first MA programme to provide an insight into the emerging synergy between national security planning and international security challenges. The curriculum provides students with a good grounding in the study of the contending approaches and issues in international security and the challenges of national security planning in the age of terror. Students benefit from studying in a research-active and policy informed learning environment. The two core modules are team taught and deal with issues that range from homeland security, counter terrorism, war crimes, non proliferation and energy security. The course also explores the use of non military tools to combat terrorism and the infringement of civil liberties and problems of social cohesion in national security planning. As new international security challenges such as international terrorism and organised crime directly bear upon national security issues like civil emergency planning, there is an increasing need to understand what the new security challenges are and how the lines between international and national security are now so often interchangeable. Programme structure Full-time students complete the MA in International Security and the Politics of Terror over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements are also possible. When taking it over two years, part-time students choose three modules in each academic year, and write a supervised dissertation thereafter. The programme is also offered in a 120 ECTS format – comprising nine taught modules plus a dissertation over 18 months – and as a Postgraduate Diploma – comprising six taught modules only – worth 120 Kent credits [60 ECTS]. Both the 120 ECTS version and the Diploma can also be taken on a part-time basis. [-]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic... [+]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

 

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic researcher in the area of international peace of security. Issues of international peace and security are becoming increasingly important in legal, political and administrative practice. The concept of ‘international security’ is no longer confined to traditional issues of war and peace, but now also covers topics such as terrorism, criminal law, the protection of human rights and ‘human security’.

 

 

Programme

The Master’s programme in Law and Politics of International Security offers a curriculum that focuses on international security from the perspectives of international law and international relations. Moreover, it provides insight into the common foundations of the two disciplines, the different methods and theories as well as the interplay between the two in the area of international security. Below you will find a couple of examples of topics that are covered in the programme.... [-]