MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security

Objectives of the MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security The MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with emphasis on strategy and... Read More | Share it now!

Duration

The duration of the Programme is 18 months.

Students have the opportunity to complete their postgraduate studies in 12 months as long as they start the conduction of their Master’s Dissertation during the first or second semester of their studies, including the summer period. In this case, the completion of the Master’s Dissertation may be prolonged during the summer period, for one or two months. In any case, the total ECTS remain 90.

Structure

For the successful completion of their studies, students need to sum up in total 90 ECTS. In the 1st semester students choose all four compulsory courses. In the 2nd semester students choose all three compulsory courses and one of the three available elective courses. In order to successfully complete their studies and be awarded the MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security, students are also obliged to conduct a Master’s Dissertation.

The Course Structure of the MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security is as follows:

CodeCourse TitleTypeECTS

Semester: 1

IRSS611International Security and Strategic StudiesCompulsory7.5
IRSS612Strategy and Decision MakingCompulsory7.5
IRSS621Contemporary Issues in Global PoliticsCompulsory7.5
METH600Research MethodologyCompulsory7.5

Semester: 2

IRSS623International Law and SecurityCompulsory7.5
IRSS624Homeland SecurityCompulsory7.5
IS504Information SecurityCompulsory7.5
IRSS622Special Topics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East SecurityElective7.5
IRSS625Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict ReconstructionElective7.5
MEP500Foreign Policy, Security and Defense in the European UnionElective7.5

Semester: 3

IRSS610DissertationCompulsory30.0

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