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Aarhus University MSc in Human Security
Aarhus University

MSc in Human Security

Aarhus, Denmark

2 Years

English

Full time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2025

EUR 8,000 / per year **

On-Campus

* 15 January for non-EU citizens and 1 March for EU citizens

** for non-EU/EEA students only | EU/EEA students study for free

Introduction

The Master’s degree program in Human Security is based on the UN’s Human Security approach and focuses on conflict and environmental issues. During recent years and partly due to the work of the UN, the concept of ‘human security’ has become a rallying point for understanding and working with processes of (human) development in unstable environments. Growing challenges posed by global environmental changes threaten to trigger a rapid escalation of conflicts throughout the world. Intensified competition over scarce resources, dwindling supplies of essential commodities, and a continued increase in global population rates are just some of these challenges. Thus, as a student of Human Security, you learn how to analyze and intervene in these settings comprised of complex and interwoven social, environmental, economic, and political factors. Alongside this, you develop the ability to carry out an informed and critical analytical assessment of human safety by combining scientific theories with real-life experiences.

A Unique Program

The Master’s degree program in Human Security is the first of its kind in Europe. The program is the result of a collaboration between the School of Culture and Society, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Agroecology. The teachers instructing the Human Security program are from various departments and backgrounds and are supported by visiting lecturers from around the globe. During the program’s two years (120 ECTS) of interdisciplinary studies, you will achieve a deeper understanding of conflicts and ecosystems around the world and learn about different approaches to human security.

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