Can you give me an overview of the IMSISS programme?

This Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Security, Intelligence & Strategic Studies offers you the unique opportunity to combine your postgraduate study across 3 mobility periods, and the chance to study three out of the four European universities in the UK or Italy, Ireland, and Czech Republic leading the course dependant on pathway, and graduates will end up with a joint degree from the chosen institutions. If you are interested in the challenges faced by the states with regard to their security and place in the international security order, this two-year English language programme is for you. The degree programme is specifically designed to present you with the opportunity to conduct a thorough academic analysis of some of the most salient issues in contemporary security studies. You will develop your knowledge of the wide variety of security, intelligence and strategic challenges impacting our rapidly changing social and political environment at national, regional and global levels. You will have the opportunity to engage with relevant security personnel and practitioners in addition to working with top academics. The degree is interdisciplinary in content and structure, and is designed to ensure that students engage with a variety of perspectives on the concepts of security, intelligence and strategy. Students will also engage with theoretical, empirical and applied approaches to the subject. The programme aims to develop world class researchers specialising in one or more of a range of areas, including: strategic studies, regional security, intelligence, technology and security, and conflict studies. Flexible language training is also available as part of the programme as an additional study element. You will get international experience in at least three countries, develop your skills in research and acquire a range of key employability skills through our well-developed placements with associate partners from the business, public policy and third sector communities. You will also participate in conferences, workshops, a summer school and other events, making the experience a truly rewarding. Your studies are divided into four blocks each worth 30 ECTS. The first 3 blocks will be at different institutions, University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland) or University of Trento (Italy) and Charles University (Czech Republic). The 4th block (also 30 ECTS) will see you return to one of the first institutions (location of primary supervisor) or spend time with a work-based learning partner or associate partner university in a possible 4th location. You will undertake the bulk of your dissertation research during this 4th block of study.


Date: April 2, 2018 11:31 am


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