• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The International Security Studies (MISS) at Charles University is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies. Responding to the pressing agendas of the current security environment the programme is administered by the team of young academics of the Department of Security Studies.


The International Security Studies (MISS) at Charles University respects the multidisciplinary dimension of contemporary security studies that face analytical challenges in traditional as well as non-traditional domains.  

Therefore, students will obtain theoretical and methodological training allowing them to address security issues ranging from conventional conflicts and wars to unconventional agendas associated with cyber or space realms. 

Graduates of the programme are prepared to pursue careers in security-related posts in government offices and public administration, intelligence agencies, international organizations, NGOs and transnational corporations. Some might also like to pursue a doctorate and an academic career.

Security studies have been a dynamic field. Throughout the Cold War, it was a field closely wedded to war studies and military science, and it concentrated on questions dealing with nuclear weapons, disarmament, and potential confrontations between the superpowers. After the end of the Cold War, security studies underwent a significant transformation, which, along with the ever-widening understanding of the notions of security, began to move beyond the traditional military domains.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Traditional and Critical Concepts in Security Studies
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Researching Int. Politics: Quantitative Methods
  • Researching Int. Politics: Qualitative Methods  
  • Strategic Studies
  • War Studies
  • Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
  • Economic Warfare

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The MISS programme is open only to students who have already completed a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in a related programme of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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150000 CZK

Living costs for Prague

  • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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


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