The program offers young and mid-level professionals a post-graduate academic training in security studies that will enhance their understanding of global affairs and security challenges. Theory-loaded seminars are combined with policy-orientated courses to teach you how academic research can be useful in practice.

A master’s degree in International Security Studies qualifies you for various positions in the very diverse and complex field of international security. Students typically go to work in these sectors:

  • Government and Intelligence Agencies

  • International Governmental Organization

  • Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Private companies with a link to the security sector

Target Audience

The MA program in international security studies is aimed at young practitioners from all sectors of the security community

  • Officers at the end of their fixed term service (up to two years before discharge)

  • Serving officers as part of their advanced training

  • Civil servants in an early or mid-level of their career (Ministries, Police, Government Agencies)

  • Civilians with relevant work experience in the security sector

Six Good Reasons to Apply for the MA International Security Studies

  • Join a policy-orientated program on a high academic level

  • Profit from an international faculty of academics and practitioners with decades of professional expertise

  • The small class size of max. 15 students gives every student the chance to actively participate

  • Study at the campus of an international security and defense studies institute alongside government officials from 110 countries

  • The vast alumni network gives you the opportunity to get in contact with security professionals in your country, region and area of interest

  • Enjoy the unspoilt nature of Germany’s number one location for winter and alpine sports