M.Sc. On Campus

National Security and Strategic Studies

The University of the West Indies

12 months
8000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies at the University of the West Indies is focusing on a policy oriented approach, as well as on critical examination of the theories and concepts that have influenced regional strategic, defence and anti-crime policies.


The National Security and Strategic Studies program offered by the University of the West Indies provides a better understanding of:

  • The domestic, regional and international settings of national security policy
  • The concepts of military threats
  • Issues of crime and violence
  • Terrorism, particularly narco- terrorism
  • Crisis management
  • Military alliances
  • National security policies and programmes
  • Roles and Functions of Security Agencies


 Our programme serves to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector and provides them with the opportunity of exposure to the rigours of Graduate Studies in a field very applicable to their day to day activities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Caribbean Security Perspective Social Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • External and Internal Threats to Hemispheric Security
  • International Relations and National Security Issues
  • Management of Strategic Issues.
  • National Security Issues
  • National Security Policy and Programme Analysis
  • New Dimensions of Power and Security in the Caribbean
  • Research Design and Management
  • Security and Defence Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online Application form
  • Original copies of your supporting documents
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university at the level of lower second Class Honours or above.

  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ service in the security forces, government or private security firm.

  • Hold (or have held) a position at mid-management level in the security forces, government or private security firm. This translates to the rank of Superintendent in the Police Service and Major in the Military.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    8000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Tuition fee only for:

  • Sponsored and Non-Sponsored Students from Contributing Countries
  • Students from Non-Contributing Countries


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