International Security Management, M.A. | Berlin School of Economics and Law | Berlin, Germany
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International Security Management

24 months
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This full-time English-language degree programme in International Security Management from Berlin School of Economics and Law provides an interdisciplinary survey of security-related topics with a special focus on political science / international relations, criminology, law, psychology, risk and crisis management, policing studies, IT security, and economics. 


Degree programme

The Master’s degree programme in International Security Management from Berlin School of Economics and Law combines theoretical aspects of international security studies with practical applications, such as risk, crisis, and disaster management; the protection of critical infrastructure; and quality assurance in the security sector. These issues are all taught in context, with a focus on professionalism, human rights, and accountability. Class attendance is mandatory.

The Master’s degree programme is open to graduates of Bachelor’s degree courses in any academic discipline related to security, with a preference for students with a Bachelor’s degree and/or practical experience in the areas of security studies / security management, international relations, international law, public administration, criminology, policing studies, or IT security.

Professional field

Graduates of the degree programme International Security Management are awarded the internationally-accepted qualification »Master of Arts« (M.A.) The degree programme qualifies graduates to assume management roles in commercial and state security organizations, as well as to shoulder demanding security tasks in nationally and internationally-active companies and state agencies, NGOs and aid organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Methodology
  • Globalisation, Security Challenges & Governance
  • International Management of Risks and Crises
  • Organisation, Leadership and Economics of Security Management
  • Crime Control in a Global Environment
  • Information, Knowledge Protection and Cybersecurity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University degree (min. 180 ECTS)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)

Your English level has to be minimum level advanced B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of References) or above. The required minimum score of the accepted English certificates are listed below.We accept certificates of up to two years old. 

  • TOEFL iBT – 87 points
  • IELTS – 6.0 points

Tuition Fee

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There are is no tuition. You only have to pay the €300 semester enrolment fees and an administration fee.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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