24 months
4500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Security Studies  - MISS is offered jointly by the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). 

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Throughout the International Security Studies  - MISS programme at the University of Trento , students choose among several elective subjects and take part in role-play, simulations, moot courts, and case study analysis, aimed at training participants to understand the various factors and actors having an impact on the global order, with specific reference to security issues. 

Teaching takes place entirely in English. Frontal lessons, language courses and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills, necessary for entry into international working or research environment. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language.

Career Opportunities

The Master's degree in International Security Studies prepares its students for positions within the areas of security, public policy, and international relations. MISS graduates will possess the skills and qualifications necessary to:

  • Hold positions of responsibility within European and international institutions and organisations engaged in security, peacekeeping, and state-building activities;
  • Work in private organisations dealing with risk prevention and risk management;
  • Work in national ministries and enter the diplomatic service;
  • Work for governmental and non-governmental organisations engaged in areas such as institution-building, project management, humanitarian assistance, local development and reforms, security risk prevention and management;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Role of Universal and Regional Organizations in Promoting Peace and Security
  • Genealogies and Aporias of Security
  • Armed Conflicts and International Law
  • Security Studies: Concepts, Methods, and Issue Areas
  • Probability, Certainty and Security in Economics: Concepts and Methods
  • Transnational Global Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Intake: SeptemberDeadlines:

• February for non-EU citizens living outside Italy

• June for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic background and reference letter
  • Statement of purpose 
  • Relevance of previous studies and experience to the course objectives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

• EU: 340€-3.400€ (based on income/merit)

• Non-EU: 1.000€-4.500€ (based on merit)

• Income/merit based scholarships and tuition waivers are available


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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International Security Studies - MISS
University of Trento


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