Master's Degree in International Security in Ile-de-France in France

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Individuals who complete studies in international security have a variety of career options available to them. Some of the typical roles in international security include jobs like private investigator, counterterrorism analyst, immigration officer and foreign policy consultant.

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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... [+]

Masters in International Security in Ile-de-France in France. 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 France Paris

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... [+]

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. [-]