MAS International and European Security 2020

The MAS responds to the changing needs of policy-practitioner participants and reflects a transforming security landscape. The overall learning goals for the MAS are to enhance participants' understanding of peace and stability in national, ‘world-regional’ and global contexts.

Information

Period

5 October 2020 - 28 May 2021
60 ECTS credits
580 Teaching hours

Language

English

Contact

Dr. Alessia BIAVA
+ 41(0)22 379 88 83
Dr. Siobhan MARTIN
+41(0)22 730 96 35
mas(at)gcsp.ch

Location

Genève

Registration

Registration deadline

31 May 2020

Fees:

CHF 15'000.-

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

  • Build your knowledge on focused issue areas including state (e.g. terrorism, conflict management) and human (e.g. environment, economic) security – across national, regional (from Asia to Latin America) and global contexts

  • Enhance your ability to better identify the evolution of key challenges, critically analyse their interlinked nature, 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

Audience

International security professional who wishes 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

Programme

5 modules:

  • The Evolving Dimensions of Security Policy
  • 21st Century Security Challenges
  • A World of Regions?
  • Issues and Concepts in International Security
  • Research Paper Process

Director(s)

Prof. René SCHWOK, Global Studies Institute (GSI), University of Geneva and Dr. Siobhán MARTIN, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Coordinator(s)

Dr. Alessia BIAVA, University of Geneva

Partnership

GCSP
The Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS) responds to the changing needs of policy-practitioner participants and its inception and gestation itself reflects a transforming security landscape - benefiting from the exceptional academic resources of the University of Geneva and the internationally recognised training expertise of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). It is a full time course currently run within the University of Geneva’s Global Studies Institute (GSI), reflecting its global outlook.

Description

Provides an overview of the current international security environment and its leadership through an analysis of the different concepts (power, interests, values…) and dimensions (history, strategy, economics, law, governance…) necessary to understand the dynamics of foreign and security policy.

Description

Focuses on the evolving role of traditional and emerging international security leaders, in addition to conflict management and transnational security challenges. 

Description

Allows participants 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.

Description

Provides a series of conceptual lectures to complement and reinforce, through a theoretical approach, the more policy-orientated approach of the first three Modules on subjects including critical theories, geo-economics, international law, political philosophy, theories of European integration, religion and international security.

Description

Allows participants to develop their research and analytical capacity through a 10'000-12'000 word thesis. Participants attend a number of research methods seminars throughout the process to support their progress.

Pedagogical method

This intensive 8 month course engages you through academic workshops, classroom analysis, peer to peer networking, and individual skills enhancement.

Diploma awarded

Participants who complete the programme successfully will be awarded a Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (60 ECTS credits) by the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Admission criteria

  • A university degree or equivalent
  • At least several years of professional experience, ideally in a security policy-related field
  • Proficiency in English, the working language of the course

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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