International Security Studies (MA)

University of Trento Italy

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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 2959 per year

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About International Security Studies at University of Trento

The Master's Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) is offered jointly by the School of International Studies (Trento) and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). Founded upon the core disciplines of law, politics, history, and economics, the MISS adopts a strong multidisciplinary approach coupled with a broad range of optional specialization courses. Students spend the first year at the Sant'Anna School in Pisa, where courses focus on the main issues concerning security, including hard and soft security, technological, environmental, and human security. The second year is based at the School of International Studies in Trento, where students have a closer look at the specific security challenges modern societies are faced with, such as migration, energy issues, environmental degradation, financial flows, armed conflicts and international terrorism.

Throughout the two years, students choose among several elective subjects and take part in role-play, simulations, moot courts, and case study analysis, aimed at training participants to understand the various factors and actors having an impact on the global order, with specific reference to security issues. Teaching takes place entirely in English. Frontal lessons, language courses and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills, nececessary for entry into international working or research environment. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language.

During the second year, students are encouraged to spend a period abroad for research purposes or to pursue and internship.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 2959 per year

Notes about fees for this course

For EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 2.959 euros, according to the student's family economic condition. For non-EEA students the fee amount ranges from 0 to 4.500 euros according to the student's performance (for top scored admitted candidates fees are waived).

Entry requirements

Bachelor's or higher degree from an internationally recognized institution at university level include the equivalent of at least 60 credits from at least two of the following disciplinary areas: History and Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages; good knowledge of the English language (min. B2+ level of the European Common Framework); basic knowledge of a second foreign language, other than Italian, from among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German; personal background with suitable professional vocational and academic experience appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree course

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