Program overview

General information

Programme duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

In total 120 ECTS

Tuition fee: 4 000 EUR per annum

International Security and Development (ISAD) is an international MA programme of studies addressed to students from all over the world who are interested in security and development issues. The programme provides not only theoretical, but also practical knowledge, as our team includes Polish and international academic staff and practitioners.

ISAD aims at fostering creative thinking about complex problems of global security and development, as well as at equipping students with analytical tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding. It also helps gain professional skills needed for managing global security and development in an international environment.

Academic tracks

International Security

The aim of this academic track is to extend knowledge of the causes of contemporary conflicts and crisis response based on the analysis of empirical cases, as well as intercultural communication including different regional conditions in different parts of the world (Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America). The studies include analysis of non-traditional threats (hybrid war, cyberterrorism, international terrorist and criminal networks spreading, energy security, climate protection) and conflict management, as well as peace building on many levels.

International Development 

This academic track provides knowledge in difficulties that governments, international institutions, aid agencies, and NGOs have to face in case of conflicts, humanitarian crises, poverty challenges, post-conflict reconstruction, etc. We focus on basic skills within planning, designing, conducting and managing aid policies. The studies also include challenges associated with development effectiveness and human security.

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