International Security Studies (MISS)

International Security Studies (MISS)

This programme responds to the pressing agendas of the current security environment and offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies. The programme 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, etc. Students can choose one of four specializations during the enrollment for the study: (i) Peace and Conflict Studies, (ii) Strategic and War Studies, (iii) Global and Regional Security, (iv) Security and Technology, or select a General Security Studies track.

The programme offers two double degree options in cooperation with (1) the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany; and (2) the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, Australia. Thus, the selected students can simultaneously obtain a Master's degree in another prestigious Western university, in addition to the Master's degree in International Security Studies from Charles University. Applicants for each double degree programme are selected, based on merit, after the first semester of their studies.

Application submission deadlines

Early-bird application deadline: 29. 02. 2024
The early-bird deadline is strongly recommended for students from visa-seeking countries. Please, be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the programme.

Regular application deadline: 30. 04. 2024

Basic Information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Programme Director and Coordinator: doc. PhDr. Vít Střítecký, M.Phil., Ph.D. (

Admission Administration:

Tuition Fee: 7 000 EUR per year

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here.

Requirements for Application: See the full list here.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related programme study.

Programme Structure: For the full course structure of the programme, please see the programme guidebook Karolinka.

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