Master of Advanced Studies in International Security (MAS) 2023-2024
Apply now for the UNIGE-GCSP MAS in International Security Oct 2023-May 2024!
The 18th Master of Advanced Studies provides you not only with space for academic reflection and knowledge, but the skills and networks that can readily be turned into action once back in national and international structures.
You will benefit from the exceptional academic resources of the University of Geneva’s Global Studies Institute (GSI) and the internationally recognised executive education expertise of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
This intensive 8-month full-time MAS will engage you through academic workshops, classroom analysis, peer to peer networking, and individual skills enhancement.
This course offers you a unique opportunity to:
- Build your knowledge on international peace and security issues from across national, regional and global contexts.
- Enhance your ability to critically analyse the evolution of security issues, interlinkages and assess the effectiveness of current policy responses.
- Strengthen your leadership skill-set within a multi-cultural and cross-sectoral environment, integrating into a wide community of experts and policymakers in international security.
- Module 1: The Evolving Dimensions of Security Policy
Provides an introduction to the current international system from a historical, conceptual & leadership perspective.
- Module 2: 21st Century Security Challenges
Focuses on the evolving role of traditional and emerging international security leaders, in addition to conflict management and transnational security challenges.
- Module 3: A World of Regions?
Allows you to explore security challenges and actors in multiple regions including sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; the Euro-Atlantic area as well as developments in the Asia-Pacific.
- Module 4: Issues and Concepts in International Security
Provides a series of conceptual lectures to complement and reinforce, through a theoretical approach, the more policy-orientated approach of the first three modules.
- Module 5: Research Paper
Allows you to develop your research and analytical capacity through a 10’000-12’000 word thesis.
International security professionals who wish to enhance their capabilities and academic qualifications to advance in their career in government, IO's, and all agencies (private/public/civil society) engaged in peace and security related policy-making.
Participants who complete this full-time programme successfully will be awarded a Master of Advanced Studies in International Security (60 ECTS credits) by the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.