You will learn to analyse and intervene in settings comprising complex and interwoven social, environmental, economic, and political factors. At the same time you will develop the ability to carry out an informed and critical analytical assessment of human and environmental safety by combining scientific theories with real-life experiences.
A Holistic Approach To Security
During recent years, 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 change threaten to trigger a rapid escalation in conflicts throughout the world. Intensified competition for scarce resources, dwindling supplies of essential commodities, and a continued increase in global population rates are just some of these challenges. While human security is about the absence of physical violence, it is also more than this: human security is about freedom from fear, which is also freedom from want, and being able to live a life with dignity.
An Inspiring Learning Environment
The programme in Human Security at Aarhus University , which is taught at the historic Moesgaard Campus, is the fruit of a collaboration between the School of Culture and Society at the Faculty of Arts and the faculties of Science and Technical Sciences. The programme lecturers come from a variety of departments and backgrounds including Anthropology and Bioscience, supplemented by visiting lecturers from around the globe. The programme is interdisciplinary both in academic content and in its student body: our students have come from all over the world and from very different academic backgrounds – the humanities, social science, natural science – which enriches and enlivens the learning atmosphere.
Graduating with a Master’s in Human Security will open up job opportunities across many different sectors. Depending on your interest, you will be able to work for NGOs, international organisations, governmental agencies, private companies, or consultancies dealing with issues and topics that involve human security.
Department Of Anthropology
The Department of Anthropology, in which the Human Security programme is based, is among the strongest academic environments in Europe. The department attracts guest researchers, PhD students and students from all over the world. Our teaching is deeply anchored in our research, with particular specialisations within globalisation and development, innovation and design, and medical as well as visual anthropology.
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- Tropical ecosystem management and human security
- Core concepts contextualised
- Agroecology, food systems and food security
- Research project design
- Conflict dynamics and management
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science Terrorism & Security View 14 other Masters in International Relations in Denmark
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 90 ECTS points of study within social science or environment-related studies is required for admission to the Master's degree programme in human security.
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International8000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.