Would you like to become a student in the Master programme in International Security and Law? Below, you will find the admission requirements you should meet to be accepted for the programme.
To become accepted for the Master programme in International Security and Law, you should have received a relevant bachelor’s degree, or have gained other – e.g. professional – equivalent experience of relevance to the programme.
Directly qualifying bachelor degrees
- Social Science degrees, e.g. Law, Political and/or Social Science, International Law, International Relations, Sociology or Market and Management Anthropology*
- Area Studies
*Students with MMA background must take the following three courses in the first semester of International Security and Law:
- Introduction to International relations
- Introduction to International Law
- International Order since 1815 or History of the Law of Nations
Other qualifying competences
If you have another bachelor’s degree from the Humanities deemed to be of relevance by the Study Board, you can also be accepted for the programme. Relevant educational experience entails that you have passed courses in your bachelor’s programme within the fields of:
- International relations
- Conflict studies
either within area studies or in a broader theoretical perspective.
If you do not have a bachelor’s degree from a university, but have gained equivalent – e.g. professional – experience of relevance to the programme, you can also apply (e.g. military officers, applicants with international aid work experience or experience from the central administration or similar). Relevant professional experience entails that you, e.g.
- have had extensive experience with international relations
- have had extensive experience with international conflict management
- in other ways through your professional employment have acquired knowledge and qualifications that will contribute to the progression of the Master programme
If you apply to the programme without a directly qualifying bachelor’s degree, the Study Board will assess your application individually.
Admission restrictions from 2013
As of September 2013, only 50 students will be admitted to the Master programme. The educational, professional and language requirements still apply, but applicants will be assessed and selected according to the following admission criteria:
- 70 percent of the total number of students admitted to the programme will be admitted on the basis of their directly qualifying bachelor’s degrees (see above which bachelor’s degrees directly qualify for the programme) – the grade point average of the bachelor will be the evaluation criteria for this group of applicants
- The remaining 30 percent of the total number of students admitted to the programme will be admitted on the basis of an overall assessment of the relevance of their educational as well as professional experience, ensuring international orientation as well as general diversity in the programme (see above what relevant educational and/or professional experience entails) – the grade point average on a bachelor programme is, likewise, an evaluation criteria for this group of applicants
Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level. You can read more about English language requirements on the following link. Language Requirements
International applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA
The University requires full tuition fee for students from countries outside the EU/EEA
Duration: two years
Please see our Application deadlines