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Introduction to the programme

About the Program

For students starting in 2019, both Danish and English language proficiency is required. Proficiency in a Nordic language (Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish, or Finnish) will also satisfy the Danish requirement.

International conflicts and security issues have changed fundamentally over the past decades. To understand them and to manage them requires new skills. We offer this Master’s program, taught by international researchers who have trained and worked at the best universities in Europe, to develop these skills in our graduates.

Contemporary conflicts and security issues are multiple, complex, and volatile. They may last for decades. Signs of progress are often deceptive, and outsiders involved in managing the conflict can experience war, development, and peace enforcement all in one day. To understand these conflicts and other contemporary security issues, and to help organizations prepare for them, we need experts who are interdisciplinary and trained to understand the complexities of these environments. 

This Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law will train you to be this kind of expert. Grounded in the world-class research done by the Center for War Studies, the program will provide you with the skills to integrate a conflict’s political, juridical, and ethical dimensions in a comprehensive assessment that identifies the drivers of conflict and security issues, and what public and private organizations can do about them. 

Already a student?

If you are already a student of the Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law, you can find relevant information on the website for current students.

“NATO and its many partners have direct experience with a multitude of modern conflicts, and I observe a clear and growing demand for experts who are trained to assess complex security environments and help solve conflicts. I therefore welcome this new master programme and the effort to educate the kind of multidisciplinary and engaged experts that we need. I wish this programme the success that it deserves.” Jamie Shea NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General, Emerging Security Challenges Division, Former Director of Policy Planning, NATO.