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Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Programme Duration: 2 years


Language of Instruction: English


Academic Supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Běla Plechanovová, CSc.,


Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Vít Střítecký, M.Phil., Ph.D.,


Admission Administration:


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.


MISS promotes a progressive approach to teaching which, among other things, includes reducing class sizes and an emphasis on seminars. The pedagogical instructors aim to conduct their classes through presentations, discussions or simulations incorporating students. This logically requires thorough preparation through extensive reading of the course texts. The main goal of this is to streamline the teaching process through actively involving the students in class and making it possible for them to present their opinions on and understandings of the material.


The MISS programme is part of the double degree scheme offering a limited number places to the students of both institutions. Based on the selection process organized during the first year several MISS students will have a chance to get the second diploma in Politics and Public Administration during the second year spent at the University of Konstanz.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the MISS programme are 6 000 EUR per year. Please note that these fees cover only the cost of instruction and examinations, and that students are responsible for paying their own living expenses (food, lodging, etc.).


Study prerequisites

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


Graduation requirements

To complete the programme the students must collect 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master’s Thesis and pass the Final State Examination.


Progamme Structure

ECTS

ECTS required

Traditional and Critical Concepts in Security Studies

6

Theories of International Relations

6


Researching Int. Politics: Quantitative Methods

6


Researching Int. Politics: Qualitative Methods

6

24




Strategic Studies

6


War Studies

6


Arms Control and Disarmament

6


Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

6


Economic Warfare

6

12




Regional Security

6


African Security

6


Grand Strategies

6


Asia Security

6


Middle East Security

6

12




Security and Technology

6


Cyber Security

6


Space Security

6


Intelligence

6


Technology and Warfare

6

12




European and Transatlantic Security

6


Armed Forces and Society

6


NATO and EU in Crisis Management

6


Czech Security Policy

6

12




Conflict Studies

6


Human Security

6


Terrorism and Counterterrorism

6


Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

6


Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation

6


Ethics and Violence

6

12




Diploma thesis

12

12

Electives

24

24




Compulsory (bold)

66


Elective - compulsory

30


Elective (Crisis Games, Internship, Guest lectures)

24


Total


120






More Information

Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Programme Duration: 2 years


Language of Instruction: English


Academic Supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Běla Plechanovová, CSc.,


Programme Coordinator: PhDr. Vít Střítecký, M.Phil., Ph.D.,


Admission Administration:


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.


MISS promotes a progressive approach to teaching which, among other things, includes reducing class sizes and an emphasis on seminars. The pedagogical instructors aim to conduct their classes through presentations, discussions or simulations incorporating students. This logically requires thorough preparation through extensive reading of the course texts. The main goal of this is to streamline the teaching process through actively involving the students in class and making it possible for them to present their opinions on and understandings of the material.


The MISS programme is part of the double degree scheme offering a limited number places to the students of both institutions. Based on the selection process organized during the first year several MISS students will have a chance to get the second diploma in Politics and Public Administration during the second year spent at the University of Konstanz.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the MISS programme are 6 000 EUR per year. Please note that these fees cover only the cost of instruction and examinations, and that students are responsible for paying their own living expenses (food, lodging, etc.).


Study prerequisites

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


Graduation requirements

To complete the programme the students must collect 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master’s Thesis and pass the Final State Examination.


Progamme Structure

ECTS

ECTS required

Traditional and Critical Concepts in Security Studies

6

Theories of International Relations

6


Researching Int. Politics: Quantitative Methods

6


Researching Int. Politics: Qualitative Methods

6

24




Strategic Studies

6


War Studies

6


Arms Control and Disarmament

6


Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

6


Economic Warfare

6

12




Regional Security

6


African Security

6


Grand Strategies

6


Asia Security

6


Middle East Security

6

12




Security and Technology

6


Cyber Security

6


Space Security

6


Intelligence

6


Technology and Warfare

6

12




European and Transatlantic Security

6


Armed Forces and Society

6


NATO and EU in Crisis Management

6


Czech Security Policy

6

12




Conflict Studies

6


Human Security

6


Terrorism and Counterterrorism

6


Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

6


Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation

6


Ethics and Violence

6

12




Diploma thesis

12

12

Electives

24

24




Compulsory (bold)

66


Elective - compulsory

30


Elective (Crisis Games, Internship, Guest lectures)

24


Total


120