Masters Programs in International Security

Compare 15 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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The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Masters in International Security. Program Profile WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies. Our Aim The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills. Intended Outcomes The program will provide students with essential competencies: advanced knowledge of WMD nonproliferation regimes, both global and regional knowledge about peaceful uses of nuclear energy and how to minimize potential proliferation risks familiarity with best practices in nuclear and WMD security knowledge of arms control and disarmament knowledge of terrorism and tools for countering it quantitative analysis skills foreign language skills strong practical skills from internship opportunities in Moscow, Monterey, Washington, D.C., Geneva, and Vienna Unique Courses and Program Structure Students will take classes at MGIMO in Moscow in the fall semester of the first year. They will take classes at MIIS in Monterey in the second and third semesters (spring of the first year and fall of the second year). The fourth and final semester will be devoted to an internship and thesis preparation,... [-]

Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. [+]

Overview Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. Programme outline Main courses: General principles and methods of strategic analysis Strategy and politics in XIX-ХХI Analysis of military strategy of a modern state Current issues of international regime evolution of the arms control Current approaches to phenomenon of evolution in military Main research areas: Role of the international organizations and states in arms control Armed conflicts in modern world Use of armed forces by the modern states International cooperation in military sphere, defense diplomacy National military strategy of various states Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in European Politics

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

European Politics is a full-time Master's program taught at the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Its standard duration is four semesters. [+]

Masters in International Security. Program Content: A comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration Location: Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic Department of Political Science and Department of International Relations and European Studies Program Description European Politics is a full-time Master's program taught at the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Its standard duration is four semesters. European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. The comparative politics component of the program covers basic theories, research methodology, empirical analysis, and comparative studies of the political developments and the party systems in European countries. This component allows students to focus specifically on the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to explore the experiences of post-communist transformations, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the political developments in post-socialist countries. The European integration component includes theoretical and empirical analysis of different international organizations and their interaction in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the study of the European Union and its enlargements. The Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University was founded in 1990 as an academic unit providing students with high-quality education in the discipline. The courses taught at the department draw on extensive independent research. The department was initially part of the Faculty of Arts (1990-1997). In 1998 it was included, together with... [-]

Bac + 5 In Defense, Security And Crisis Management

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 France Paris

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. The course "Defence, Security and Crisis Management" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. Training also evidenced by a Certificate in Defence, Security and joint crisis management IRIS / ESC Grenoble. [+]

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to specialties and different worlds: - Defence, Security and Crisis Management - Géoconomie and strategic intelligence - Geopolitics and prospective The course "Defence, Security and Crisis Management" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. Training also evidenced by a Certificate in Defence, Security and joint crisis management IRIS / ESC Grenoble. OBJECTIVES This training, accessible with a degree of BA + 4, aims to: To provide students with knowledge and understanding of key on the strategic environment, defense issues and new security issues; To provide working methods and tools for decision making in crisis management. Presentation of lessons The training is based on three complementary lines: basic knowledge. The international environment and the great powers of defense policies, regional crises and conflicts, and new global threats are presented in their political, geopolitical, economic and legal. Put into practice. Students deepen the modes of action and the means of national defense policy, to become familiar, with case studies, key tools and instruments to anticipate, manage a crisis and to participate in decision making strategic in public agencies and large strategic sector. Throughout the year, they work on a script that allows them to mobilize knowledge. Methods and professional tools. A module to acquire professional tools, better understand the operation of businesses; conferences to discover functions in the public and private sectors; workshops "Professional Project"... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in International Security. The MISS is offered jointly by the School of International Studies (Trento) and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). It adopts a strong multi-disciplinary approach coupled with a broad range of optional specialization courses. The programme allows students to acquire a deep understanding of the main challenges posed to security in our globalized society providing them with the skills required to evaluate responses from national actors and the international community. Thanks to an innovative learning approach that combines class teaching with role-play, simulations, moot courts, and case-study analysis, participants are expected to understand the various factors and actors having an impact on the global order, with specific reference to security issues.... [-]

Master in European Studies and International Relations

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 [+]

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. [-]

Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 [+]

Masters in International Security. 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 [+]

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.... [-]

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 [+]

Masters in International Security. 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... [-]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Master - Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

FEFU’s MA Program in International Relations, Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, and Security is taught in English and aimed at both Russian and foreign students. This is a graduate degree program in International Relations. It has a cross- [+]

Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Master’s degree program «Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, Security” is administered by FEFU’s Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies. It has a cross-disciplinary curriculum, offering courses in diverse fields, such as Political Science, International Political Economy, Security Studies, Regional Studies, Russian Studies, Law, Languages, and Intercultural Communication.

The program provides students with knowledge about international relations of the Asia-Pacific, about Russia’s foreign policy, Russian Far East and its multi-faceted engagement with the Asia-Pacific important processes and trends in the contemporary world politics. The program also introduces students to factors and processes in the sphere of international security and with their roles in maintenance of international peace. ... [-]


Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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). [+]

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... [-]

Master In Political Studies

Belarusian State University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Belarus Minsk

In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of education the citizens of the Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan have the right to enter BSU Master's degree at the following conditions: [+]

Masters in International Security. ORDER Masters BSU PROVIDED AS PROVIDED FOR "FOREIGN NATIONALS" In accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of education the citizens of the Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan have the right to enter BSU Master's degree at the following conditions: from the budget or on a fee basis under the conditions provided for Belarusian citizens; on the conditions provided for foreign citizens temporarily residing / sojourning in the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter - "foreign citizens") on the results of the final certification when developing the content of the educational program training people to enter the Republic of Belarus, institutions of higher education on a fee basis, as well as interviews, establishing the proficiency of Russian language in the amount sufficient for the development of the content of the educational programs of the higher education stage II. Citizens of other countries can come to terms for "foreigners" for a fee. Apprenticeship The duration of the master BSU is 1-2 years. For those studying in the higher education program of the first stage and received a diploma of higher education training period - 1 year. For those enrolled in an undergraduate program and received a bachelor's degree training period - 2 years. Submission of documents for training Reception of documents from foreign citizens to study at BSU graduate carried out in the period from 8 July to 1 October. Foreign citizens visa-free... [-]

Master's Degree In Political Science

ISCSP - Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

Within the framework of the strategic ISCSP-UTL as the training offer of Cycle II and following the objectives set at the political level objectives for higher education under the Bologna Process, the following objectives were defined: [+]

Goals Within the framework of the strategic ISCSP-UTL as the training offer of Cycle II and following the objectives set at the political level objectives for higher education under the Bologna Process, the following objectives were defined: Deepening skills As for the degree in Political Science, this objective corresponds to the nuclear configuration of the Bologna Process, as elects the passage of an educational paradigm based on the transmission of knowledge to a paradigm based on the acquisition of skills that, in the case of the second cycle, They must be strengthened in order to ensure that the student acquires an academic specialization (Article 18 of Decree-Law 74/2006). This objective presided over the drafting of the new syllabus, since its structure favors the deepening of skills that consolidate those of instrumental training profiles and, above all, of a specific nature. Bet on functional specialization This objective reflects the need to strengthen the profile of the training of a specific nature (raising requirement and rigor of the standards) in order to guide the student for academic specialization pathways that allow a better field of theoretical and practical tools needed to implement and integrate knowledge in specific fields of political science with high levels of professional requirement. Strengthening research valences The curriculum assumes as basic orientation, the focus on strengthening the student's research of skills. In addition to constitute itself as a differentiating valence in relation to the I cycle of studies is intended primarily to provide students with theoretical perspectives, analytical... [-]

Master's in International Security

Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master's in International Security is an interdisciplinary programme intended to educate future professionals in the area of peace and war studies. Its aims are to provide students with a [+]

Master's in International SecurityThe Master's in International Security is an interdisciplinary programme intended to educate future professionals in the area of peace and war studies. Its aims are to provide students with a comprehensive set of analytical skills, robust training in research methods, and a deep understanding of international conflicts in the 21st century.The postgraduate programme in International Security combines theory and practice and provides students with both academic rigour and policy relevance. Over 45 modules in international studies are taught every year by leading academics and an international array of distinguished scholars. In addition, students have access to visiting academics, serving officials, government experts and practitioners who give regular public lectures and research seminars at IBEI.IBEI’s teaching model is organised around lectures, seminars and small tutorials. Modules are capped and candidates are expected to actively participate in the form of presentations, group work and assignment writing. In addition, students are assigned a personal tutor and their progress is monitored throughout the academic year. IBEI also develops transferable skills that students can apply in their future international careers.Target GroupThe advanced Master's in International Security programme, taught in English, is tailored for individuals considering a high level career in government, private industry or non-governmental international organisations, or those wishing to pursue an academic career. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in political sciences, international relations, economics or equivalent.The IBEI career development service facilitates the access of its graduates to internships and vacancies in both public and private organisations. Previous IBEI graduates... [-]