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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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European School of Political and Social Sciences

In addition to being an absolute priority for governments across the world, security seems to have colonized our language as much as our everyday lives. Not a day goes by ... [+]

Master in International and Security Politics

The politics of violence and uncertainty

In addition to being an absolute priority for governments across the world, security has colonized our language as much as our everyday lives. Not a day goes by without politicians and media outlets mentioning yet another ‘security issue’. The master’s programme in International and Security Politics asks what this tells us about our contemporary world, and whether our world has really become more dangerous and uncertain than before.

At the intersection of international relations studies, security and defence studies, political theory, sociology and history, this programme provides a deep understanding of how security and international security transform both conceptually and practically in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world. It does so by analysing the role of different actors in shaping and addressing security issues which develop beyond the single framework of action of States. The programme also seeks to provide students with the necessary skills and conceptual tools for analysing critically and addressing the social-political mechanisms driving security related issues (from transnational armed conflicts and violence to environmental and IT security), and the growing uncertainty attached to them. ... [-]

France Lille
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s programme at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Rus ... [+]

Programme Profile

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s programme 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 programme 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.... [-]

Russia Odintsovo USA Monterey
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals

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 pr ... [+]

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 have... [-]

Spain Barcelona
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world. ... [+]

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world.

As a student at the National Security College, you’ll be joining a supportive and passionate community of students, alumni and national security practitioners. You’ll engage with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.

The Master of National Security Policy has evolved as a challenging and rewarding program of inquiry and contestable learning for aspiring professionals who want:... [-]

Australia Canberra
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Full-time
2 years
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IRIS Sup'

The Defense, Security and Crisis Management course, level 5, aims to:. To provide students with knowledge and keys to understanding the strategic environment, defense iss ... [+]

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop its analytical, action and decision support capabilities in international environments.

To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to different specialties and universes:

Defense, Security and Crisis ManagementGeoconomy and risk managementGeopolitics and prospective

The "Defense, Security and Crisis Management" course is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. Training also sanctioned by a Certificate in Defense, Security and Crisis Management Joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble.

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The defense, security and crisis management course, level 5, aims to:

To provide students with knowledge and keys to understanding the strategic environment, defense issues and new security issues;To provide working methods and decision-making tools in crisis management.... [-]
France Paris
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French
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The Master in International Geostragegy and Jihadist Terrorism is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access t ... [+]

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The Master in International Geostragegy and Jihadist Terrorism is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) .

This master's degree in international geostrategy is designed to provide the student with extensive knowledge related to military issues, national security, defense policy, modern defense theory, conflicts and international politics, intelligence services, terrorism and organized crime, military industry and economy. the defense, among others. The main objective of the official master's degree in geostrategy and terrorism is the highly qualified training of professionals and experts, regardless of their level or position in the decision-making structure, focused on strategic planning and international geopolitics, knowledge of the functioning of the intelligence services in the fight against terrorism and counterintelligence measures in the fight against the jihadist threat.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The Master in Detection, Management and Prevention of Hybrid Threats is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy that gives acce ... [+]

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The Master in Detection, Management and Prevention of Hybrid Threats is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy that gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Higher Education Area ( EHEA).

This official master's degree in hybrid threats arises from the current great need to offer effective multidisciplinary responses to an innovative and global phenomenon of high complexity since the proliferation of hybrid threats puts at risk the institutions of our democratic societies, which require a high degree of professionalism when facing them.

The objective of this master's degree in hybrid threats is to provide a broad theoretical and practical content that allows mastering the most effective and innovative policies and strategies for detection, management and prevention of hybrid threats. Likewise, the student will be able to develop a broader and clearer vision of the current dynamics of the digital society and the global world that surrounds us.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
Vrije Universiteit 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 researcher in the a ... [+]

Security in a changing world

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’.

Develop a broad view of international security

The programme is based on the assumption that international law cannot be properly understood outside its political context, whereas contemporary international politics cannot be fully grasped without a solid knowledge of international legal institutions. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to the rapidly changing field of international peace and security. It includes topics such as the United Nations system of collective security, the transformation of war (including catastrophic terrorism and other forms of political violence), human rights protection, the development of international criminal tribunals and humanitarian law. The programme has three basic characteristics:... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
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Full-time
1 year
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Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) is a 24 month Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) developed by a consortium of four E ... [+]

The International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) is a 24 month Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) developed by a consortium of four European universities – University of Glasgow (UK, leader), Dublin City University (Ireland, degree awarding partner), Charles University (degree awarding partner) and OTH Regensburg (Germany). It is a unique interdisciplinary programme offering students a cutting edge training in several relevant security areas. On the part of the Charles University, the programme is administered by the Department of Security Studies of the Institute of Political Studies at our Faculty.

Students on this degree programme will examine a broad range of contemporary security challenges, such as terrorism, civil war and conflict, mass migration, energy supply security, cyber security, and new technologies, and transnational and serious organised crime. Students will also explore the intelligence and strategic approaches used by governmental and non-governmental actors to combat these threats.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)

Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which offers students a complex guide to security, conflict and ... [+]

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
2 years
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University of St Andrews

The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voic ... [+]

The MLitt in International Security Studies introduces international security through traditional and critical approaches. Students will learn to cultivate their own voice by engaging with different theoretical approaches and empirical case studies.

The MLitt in International Security Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.

Highlights This programme allows students to study critical and traditional security approaches. It ensures that students grasp the cutting edge debates taking place in security studies. It invites students to think originally and pushes them to ask alternative questions. It provides opportunities for students to apply a wide array of theoretical lenses. It encourages students to focus on specific empirical case studies and global security issues. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ILERI

Train high-level specialists able to develop a global vision of international security problems. The option International Security and Defense of the Higher Diploma in In ... [+]

Train high-level specialists able to develop a global vision of international security problems.

The option International Security and Defense of the Higher Diploma in International Relations of the ILERI is sanctioned by the State Diploma of the University Grenoble-Alpes: Master 2 International and European Studies, specialty International Security and Defense (Master degree) .

The International Security and Defense specialty focuses on the training of high-level specialists capable of developing a global vision of international security and defense problems, associating, with the majority legal approach, economic and political approaches in a renewed vision of security. security, including non-military cooperative security.... [-]

France Puteaux
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1 year
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University of Trento School of International Studies

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 ... [+]

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-playing, 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.... [-]

Italy Trento
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Jagiellonian University

The international discussion on the most troubling global problems of the modern world, such as the war in Syria, difficult situation in Ukraine, the European migrant cri ... [+]

Become an agent of change: the 2nd edition of MA in International Security and Development (ISAD)

Jagiellonian University launches the second edition of the MA programme of studies on international security and development (ISAD). Three students enrolled in 2019/2020 will receive scholarships partly covering tuition fee cost. The first edition of the programme was awarded by the prestigious grant from the Polish National Center for Research and Development. In 2018 the programme proved so attractive, as evidenced by over 100 applications from more than 30 countries. Among them, 46 candidates have started their studies at the Jagiellonian University.

Programme description

The international discussion on the most troubling global problems of the modern world, such as the war in Syria, difficult situation in Ukraine, the European migrant crisis as well as the threat of terrorist attacks, shows the huge demand for specialists and strategists in the field of security and development. It also indicates the need to raise public awareness of the correlation between aid transferred to developing countries and the sense of security among developed countries' societies.In order to respond to these two trends, Jagiellonian University launches the second edition of the MA programme of studies... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
American University In the Emirates

The Master in Security Studies and Information Analysis is an interdisciplinary, but specialized program, reaching out to practice, over theory. It analyzes and addresse ... [+]

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The Master in Security Studies and Information Analysis is an interdisciplinary, but specialized program, reaching out to practice, over theory. It analyzes and addresses current and emerging security and Intelligence challenges and opportunities.

The program prepares students, for professional orientation in the Intelligence specialization and even more so in the information analysis framework.

The program’s curriculum standards are framed according to the Qualification Framework of Emirates level 9 and the CAA international accredited standards, as well as the International Association For Intelligence Education IAFIE, The program has been accredited by the Ministry of Education (UAE).... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
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2 years
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