The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2021, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.
The International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) is a 24 month Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) developed by a consortium of four European universities – University of Glasgow (UK, leader), Dublin City University (Ireland, degree awarding partner), Charles University (degree awarding partner) and OTH Regensburg (Germany). It is a unique interdisciplinary programme offering students a cutting edge training in several relevant security areas. On the part of the Charles University, the programme is administered by the Department of Security Studies of the Institute of Political Studies at our Faculty.
Students on this degree programme will examine a broad range of contemporary security challenges, such as terrorism, civil war and conflict, mass migration, energy supply security, cyber security, and new technologies, and transnational and serious organised crime. Students will also explore the intelligence and strategic approaches used by governmental and non-governmental actors to combat these threats.
The degree adopts a unique approach to the study of security by combining theoretical, applied and empirical knowledge and skill sets. Students will have the opportunity to meet with and work alongside a range of academics and researchers from international partner universities and think tanks from around the world, as well as practitioner experts from governmental and industry security defence sectors.
Why Study IMSISS
International security presents complex, challenging realities for a wide range of actors from nation-states and international organisations, to multi-national corporations. Globalisation and increased interdependency have radically changed the way we understand security in relation to the state, society, the economy and even the biosphere.
There is a growing demand for greater attention and coordinated responses from the international community, including not only individual countries but also international organisations such as the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and security alliances such as NATO. To support these organisations there is a need for knowledgeable, well-informed experts with the skills to not only react to crises but to identify and anticipate the threats and challenges that create crises. These experts can and should come from civilian (e.g. academia, governmental, non-governmental and private sectors) as well as military backgrounds.
Bridging these ‘expert’ security communities and ensuring opportunities for dedicated training and shared knowledge, experiences and best practice is the purpose of this IMSISS degree programme.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
International security & strategic thought (UofG)
Intelligence analysis & policy making (UofG)
European & international security strategies (UofG)
Intelligence & security analysis: theory & practice (DCU)
Political terrorism (DCU)
Conflict, security & peacebuilding (DCU)
Politics of the Middle East & North Africa (DCU)
Arms control & disarmament (Charles)
Economic warfare (Charles)
Radicalisation & deradicalisation (Charles)
Cyber security (Charles)
Space security (Charles)
Ethics & violence (Charles)
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