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International Security Studies (MISS), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #196 (BCR) ,
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.

About

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.

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

  • More details: 28 February - strongly recommended for applicants from non-EU and non-EFTA countries
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Copies of all relevant diplomas and transcripts. Copies of diplomas and transcripts do not have to be certified. However, if you submit uncertified copies, you must bring the originals of all submitted documents with you to Prague so that we can confirm their authenticity. If you have not yet finished your previous studies and thus do not have a diploma, please submit an official confirmation of studies including information on the expected date of graduation.
  • Short academic curriculum vitae (resume) detailing all relevant qualifications and experience
  • Letter of motivation
  • We expect that applicant´s level of English corresponds to at least the B2 level. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

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

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The application fee is 690 CZK (approx. 27 - 30 EUR)

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.

Funding

The Development Scholarships are available for any degree programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. They offer students a 50 % waiver of school fees for a maximum of two years (Master´s programmes) or three years (Bachelor´s programmes), plus a one-off lump sum payment to cover the basic living costs.

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