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    Master’s Degree

    International Security Studies (MISS)

Sant'Anna School Valentina Mistretta
Tel:  050/882681
Mail:  v.mistretta@santannapisa.it
School of International Studies Rosalia Amico
Tel:  0461283121
Mail:  rosalia.amico@unitn.it

The International Security Studies is a joint Master degree by the School of International Studies of the University of Trento and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa.

Security studies have long been important to analyse the challenges of international relations.  From traditional ideas of security such as war, global conflicts and national security to non-traditional concerns such as energy crisis, migration and climate change, security studies represent a solid framework for the analysis of multi-level challenges to our global society. The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) provides the students with both theoretical and practical approaches to understand the dynamics of contemporary security, and to evaluate responses from national actors and the international community.

Degree Objectives

The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) aims to prepare a new generation of analysts, policymakers, and scholars to address contemporary national and international security challenges. The course adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, which provides students with a solid knowledge of core security issues and the emerging threats faced in the international arena. Participants will acquire the theoretical tools and practical skills and competences necessary to understand and assess the various factors and actors capable of impacting on the global order, with specific reference to security issues.

Employment opportunities

The MISS prepares its students for positions within the areas of security, public policy, and international relations. MISS graduates will possess the skills and qualifications necessary to:

  • Hold positions of responsibility within European and international institutions and organisations engaged in security, peacekeeping, and state-building activities;
  • Work in private organisations dealing with risk prevention and risk management;
  • Work in national ministries and enter the diplomatic service;
  • Work for governmental and non-governmental organisations engaged in areas such as institution-building, project management, humanitarian assistance, local development and reforms, security risk prevention and management;
  • For those intending to continue their studies, the programme provides a solid basis for admission to PhD programmes in International Studies and in other disciplines related to international security.

Accreditation: The Master has been approved by the National University Council and is awaiting official Ministerial approval, expected mid March.

For further details about the programme and entry requirements, visit the MISS webpage at http://offertaformativa.unitn.it/en/lm/international-security-studies

N.B. Sant’Anna School of Adavanced Studies cannot offer on-campus housing for MISS students. Students rent single/double rooms directly from landlords or private families  or decide to share a flat/apartment.


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Useful information
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Guida MISS 2019-2020
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