International Security Studies, M.Sc. | University of Trento | Trento, Italy
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International Security Studies

24 months
Duration
6500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
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About

Founded upon the core disciplines of law, politics, history, and economics, the International Security Studies program at the University of Trento adopts a strong multidisciplinary approach coupled with a broad range of optional specialization courses. 

Overview

Introduction

The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) is jointly awarded by the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, in Pisa. Since its establishment in 2016, we have trained dozens of students for highly qualified careers in international organizations, governmental agencies, in diplomatic and institutional milieu, the non-governmental and humanitarian sectors, as analysts, consultants, security practitioners and professionals, as well as for academic careers.

The course structure has been designed being aware that security in the contemporary world should be analyzed through an inter- and multi- disciplinary approach: that is the reason why MISS students will find courses that are characterized by an ongoing dialogue between Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Political Sociology, Political Geography, Political Philosophy. In this way, we aim to offer a conceptualization of security that overcomes the traditional strategic/military approach.

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • 08 March 2024 for non-EU citizens living outside Italy

  • 01 April to 01 July 2024 for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

How to Apply

  • Access the online application form 

  • Upload the required documents

  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) including at least 60 ECTS from at least two of the following discipline areas: History and Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages;

  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

  • A personal background with professional and vocational experience as well as academic qualifications appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree course;

  • Good knowledge of a second foreign language among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German.

  • Minimum GPA 24/30 (75%)

Selection Criteria

  • Assessment of previous studies and their coherence with the program

  • Academic curriculum

  • Statement of purpose

  • References

Curriculum

Our courses premise on an extensive articulation of the concept of security to encompass human security, societal security, economic and financial security, environmental and climate security, resource and food security, cyber and digital security.

Language skills as well as soft and transversal skills enrich the course of study over the 2 years. 

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

Moreover, twice a year we organize the so-called Applied Workshops on Global Affairs, that aim to bridge the theoretical knowledge acquired in class and some practical experiences of innovative learning (simulations, debates, role play, moot courts, case-based seminars on current political issues, policy incubators, challenge-based learning initiatives). Furthermore, the second semester of the II year is entirely dedicated to international mobility experiences (for example, thesis research abroad) or internships and traineeships.  MISS students can apply for a place on one of the numerous exchange agreements and mobility programmes the School of International Studies and the University of Trento have with prestigious academic institutions all over the world. In addition, the School of International Studies regularly invites international guests and organizes several initiatives such as winter and summer schools, vocational guidance, and meetings with former graduates.

For the academic year 2024/25, admission to the MISS Program is restricted to 30 places.

A new structure of the MISS programme is currently under ministerial review and, in case of approval, will be implemented starting in the 2024/25 academic year. According to the new MISS structure, students will spend the I year in Trento (at the School of International Studies), while the II year is based in Pisa (at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies).

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships for non-EU citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship according to availability. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Information on the tuition fees and ISEE is available on Infostudenti. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index (economic index of the financial situation of your family), you will have to pay the maximum amount. 

Once the ISEE has been calculated students, if eligible, can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship, starting from June/July. 

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 organizations engaged in security, peacekeeping, and state-building activities;

  • Work in private organizations dealing with risk prevention and risk management;

  • Work in national ministries and enter the diplomatic service;

  • Work for governmental and non-governmental organizations engaged in areas such as institution-building, project management, humanitarian assistance, local development and reforms, security risk prevention, and management.

For those intending to continue their studies, the program provides a solid basis for admission to Ph.D. programs in International Studies and in other disciplines related to international security.

Programme Structure

The course structure has been designed being aware that security in the contemporary world should be analysed through an inter- and multi- disciplinary approach: that is the reason why MISS students will find courses that are characterized by an ongoing dialogue between Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Political Sociology, Political Geography, Political Philosophy. In this way, we aim to offer a conceptualization of security that overcome the traditional strategic/military approach.

Our courses indeed premise on an extensive articulation of the concept of security to encompass human security, societal security, economic and financial security, environmental and climate security, resource and food security, cyber and digital security.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Deadline

 08/03/2024 for non-EU citizens residing abroad

 02/04 - 01/07/2024 for EU citizens and non-EU citizens regularly residing in Italy

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) including at least 60 ECTS from at least two of the following discipline areas: History and Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages;
  • English at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • A personal background with professional and vocational experience as well as academic qualifications appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree course;
  • Good knowledge of a second foreign language among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German.
  • Minimum GPA 24/30 (75%)
  • Please check the Call for Applications for more details.
How to Apply
  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-6500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships for non-EU citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship according to availability. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Information on the tuition fees and ISEE is available on Infostudenti. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index (economic index of the financial situation of your family), you will have to pay the maximum amount. 

Once the ISEE has been calculated students, if eligible, can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship, starting from June/July. 

In order for us to give you accurate scholarship information, we ask that you please confirm a few details and create an account with us.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for International Security Studies.

Available Scholarships

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Independent provider
Grant
900 EUR
Deadline
09 Jun 2024
Italy Government Scholarship
Merit-based

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Italy Government
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Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 EUR
Deadline
14 May 2024
Study a Masters in Europe Scholarships
Merit-based

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educations.com
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
The Smooth Movers Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Smooth Movers
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
01 May 2024
Wear & I Fashion Pioneer Scholarship
Merit-based

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WEAR & I
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Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
26 Jun 2024
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramage Law Group
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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European Commission
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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MyUS
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Dermadry
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Florida Rentals
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
CryptoRunner Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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CryptoRunner
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTSing Scholarship
Merit-based

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IELTSing
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
Merit-based

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Shield Your Body
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
NextLevel Student Scholarship
Merit-based

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NextLevel Student Scholarship
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