University of Glasgow: Security, Intelligence & Strategic Studies (Erasmus Mundus International Master)

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Sciences View department profile
Web https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/
Email IMSISS@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

This Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree brings together European and international partners to provide an integrated study programme engaging with theoretical, empirical and applied approaches to security, intelligence and strategy. You will study across Europe and can consider undertaking a work-based learning placement with a practitioner organisation on a competitive basis.

**Academic contact: IMSISS@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
IntM: 24 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

The University of Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this joint masters programme. Other degree awarding partners include Charles University Prague (Czech Republic) and Dublin City University (Ireland).

Specialist master classes and webinars (online seminars) will be provided by practitioners and visiting academics.

The programme will address a wide range of challenging intellectual questions, as well as the policy and ethical dilemmas that arise when state and non-state actors seek to resolve threats ranging from traditional interstate conflict to diverse contemporary issues such as terrorism, organised crime, and insecurity and vulnerability associated with technological and cyberspace advancements.

You will also gain experience of the methods and products (linked to intelligence gathering and analysis, diplomacy and strategic communications) used by states, as well as the international political and economic/business communities to advance their security.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at the three programme universities for 1 academic semester each. During year 1 you will undertake a series of core courses reflecting the main themes of the programme and research methods training.
In year 2 you will choose a specialist concentration containing a range of optional courses. Also included is a fourth flexible mobility period, during which independent study (dissertation) and a possible optional work-based learning placement with a relevant non-academic practitioner partner are undertaken.

**Year 1**
**University of Glasgow (September - December)**
- European and international security strategies

- International security & strategic thought

- Intelligence analysis & policy making

- Language option: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, French OR Spanish.

**Dublin City University (January - May)**
- International security

- Intelligence & security analysis: theory & practice

- Political terrorism OR Peace-keeping & peace-making interventions.

**Various locations (June - August; optional)**
- Research period to work on dissertation and engage with placement partner

- Summer School (provided by OTH Regensburg), includes training on situational awareness, presentation and communication, analytics and intercultural awareness

**Year 2**
**Charles University Prague (September - February)**
You must choose one specialist themed concentration and complete a minimum of four courses (including the core). You may choice a fifth course from any of the options offered to make up the required number of credits.
**Concentration A - Strategic Studies**
**Concentration B - Regional Security**
**Concentration C - Security & Technology**
**Concentration D - Conflict Studies**

**Independent study portfolio (March - August)**
During this flexible mobility period you will return to the university location of your primary supervisor. This will be your official academic home for this period. During this period all students have to complete their independent study portfolio which includes a dissertation.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

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