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A Master of Science (MSc) is an academic degree where students can gain specialized knowledge and skills on mathematical or scientific subjects. The fields of study can either be course based or research based, or sometimes both. Generally, one must earn an undergraduate degree before pursuing a master’s program. What is an MSc in International Security? Studies within this degree are broken… Read more

A Master of Science (MSc) is an academic degree where students can gain specialized knowledge and skills on mathematical or scientific subjects. The fields of study can either be course based or research based, or sometimes both. Generally, one must earn an undergraduate degree before pursuing a master’s program.

What is an MSc in International Security? Studies within this degree are broken into the categories of leadership, homeland security and crisis management. Throughout a series of classes, you can examine the threats facing governments across the globe, how they have been dealt with in the past, and how to handle them in the future. Course topics include subjects ranging from preventing terrorism to responding to natural disasters. Students will conduct research and participate in simulations that will challenge their knowledge and ability to evaluate threats.

As you study for your master’s degree, you can gain an understanding of issues that transcend borders. You can also obtain practical knowledge as you learn about different security agencies, then discuss ideas for developing policies regarding individuals’ rights and freedoms.

Many of the different programs can be taken online and vary in length. Some classes are available on a full-time or part-time basis, so you can choose whichever works best with your schedule. Check with the individual university for tuition costs and deadlines.

Security has become a challenge for all nations and goes beyond the borders of an individual country, thus creating a plethora of available positions. In a government career, you could work as an intelligence analyst who looks for possible threats or finds ways to prevent terrorism. Private corporations hire people to investigate internal fraud or misconduct. There are also careers with consulting firms that offer security services both locally and abroad.

Getting a master’s degree in international security can be an excellent way to get started in a new career in criminal justice or to increase your understanding of global threats. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest a ... +

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
American University Online
Washington, USA

American University's Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security is an online, 33-credit degree for law enforcement and intelligence professionals who wish t ... +

American University's Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security is an online, 33-credit degree for law enforcement and intelligence professionals who wish to specialize in homeland security. The program builds knowledge and skills in counter-terrorism, national security, law and policy, cybersecurity, and theories of political violence. -
MSc
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

During this multidisciplinary Master's programme Crisis and Security Manangement (CSM) you become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)se ... +

During this multidisciplinary Master's programme Crisis and Security Manangement (CSM) you become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crisis. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with emphasis on strateg ... +

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with emphasis on strategy and security issues. It combines in-depth academic training in key concepts, theories, and case studies, alongside a structured process of engagement with contemporary debates and experience. It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English, Greek
Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

International conflicts and security issues have changed fundamentally over the past decades. Understanding them and managing them requires new skills. We offer this Master’s ... +

International conflicts and security issues have changed fundamentally over the past decades. Understanding them and managing them requires new skills. We offer this Master’s program, taught by international researchers who have trained and worked at the best universities in Europe, to develop these skills in our graduates. Contemporary conflicts and security issues are multiple, complex, and volatile. They may last for decades. Signs of progress are often deceptive, and outsiders involved in managing the conflict can experience war, development, and peace enforcement all in one day. To understand these conflicts and other contemporary security issues, and to help organizations prepare for them, we need experts who are interdisciplinary and trained to understand the complexities of these environments. This Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law will train you to be this kind of expert. Grounded in the world-class research done by the Center for War Studies, the program will provide you with the skills to integrate a conflict’s political, juridical, and ethical dimensions in a comprehensive assessment that identifies the drivers of conflict and security issues, and what public and private organizations can do about them. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Danish
01 Sep 2021
01 Mar 2021
Campus
 
Informa – Terrorism and Security
London, United Kingdom

Our postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies is designed to equip students with an industry-specific toolkit of international relations and foreign policy, as app ... +

Our postgraduate course in Diplomacy and Security Studies is designed to equip students with an industry-specific toolkit of international relations and foreign policy, as applicable to security and counter-terrorism. This unique course allows you to apply diplomatic theory to current issues in global crime and gives you a practical toolkit to approach real-world scenarios. Students use an online classroom to learn alongside a global community, giving you first-hand experiences from other countries and organisations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
Online
 
Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
London, United Kingdom

Delivered with an equal measure of art and science, the MSc International Security and Diplomacy is a non-violent approach to the management of international relations and glo ... +

Delivered with an equal measure of art and science, the MSc International Security and Diplomacy is a non-violent approach to the management of international relations and global issues which seeks to resolve conflict through discussion, negotiation and partnership. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Stafford
Leicester, United Kingdom

The Masters in Security & Risk Management offers a comprehensive knowledge of risk analysis & management, using theoretical models that explain how and why people comm ... +

The Masters in Security & Risk Management offers a comprehensive knowledge of risk analysis & management, using theoretical models that explain how and why people commit crimes, how to assess risk and manage security and how to develop new approaches to problem solving. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, USA

The Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies (MSSIS) degree program is offered by the College of Security and Intelligence. It is designed to produce competitive ... +

The Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies (MSSIS) degree program is offered by the College of Security and Intelligence. It is designed to produce competitive graduates for professional service in the intelligence, aviation, military, homeland defense, and corporate security communities. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through ... +

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory, practice and debate in this interdiscipl ... +

This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory, practice and debate in this interdisciplinary field. This MSc is suitable both for those who have studied criminology at an undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Wilmington University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Wilmington Manor, USA

Protect Human, Financial and Physical Resources with a Master’s in Homeland Security In Wilmington University’s dynamic master’s degree in homeland security you’ll learn to us ... +

Protect Human, Financial and Physical Resources with a Master’s in Homeland Security In Wilmington University’s dynamic master’s degree in homeland security you’ll learn to use leading methodologies to address the ever-evolving security challenges facing organizations and agencies. Offered as a 100% online homeland security degree, this program allows working professionals, information assurance specialists, law enforcement and military personnel the flexibility to complete their M.S. in Homeland Security when and where is best for their schedule. -
MSc
English
Sep 2021
 
Henley-Putnam National American University
Rapid City, USA

The Master of Science Degree in Terrorism and Counterterrorism is earned by completing an online program equivalent to 1.5 years of full-time postgraduate study. Instructors e ... +

The Master of Science Degree in Terrorism and Counterterrorism is earned by completing an online program equivalent to 1.5 years of full-time postgraduate study. Instructors emphasize professionalism, proactive strategies, and a thorough understanding of terrorist dynamics. -
MSc
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
National Intelligence University
Washington, USA

What does the term “Strategic Intelligence” mean? At the National Intelligence University, it means the role played by the entire Intelligence Community in supporting the proc ... +

What does the term “Strategic Intelligence” mean? At the National Intelligence University, it means the role played by the entire Intelligence Community in supporting the processes, development and execution of the United States’ national security strategy. It encompasses regional as well as global issues; military and civilian concerns; political and technical processes; and includes the assessment of physical, cultural and economic environmental considerations. The Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence covers the entire U.S. Intelligence Community and its mission, the environment in which it must function, and the potential adversaries it may deal with now and in the future. The program also focuses on the intelligence required to support the National Security Strategy and component strategies. The National Intelligence University, through the MSSI program, brings together students from across the entire Intelligence Community, including its military elements. By studying with and about each other’s agencies, and being guided by the NIU faculty through curricula on global issues, regional studies, intelligence practices, and capabilities (including those of potential adversaries), MSSI graduates earn a broader understanding of the entire IC, its challenges, and its role in supporting national security strategy. -
MSc
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
National Defense University
Washington, USA

In response to the present crisis, the National Defense University's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Fellowship Program offers an opportunity for Department of ... +

In response to the present crisis, the National Defense University's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Fellowship Program offers an opportunity for Department of Defense and interagency employees, both uniformed and civilian, to earn a Graduate Certificate or a Master of Science degree in Weapons of Mass Destruction Studies. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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