Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree program, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. It is taught at prestigious Charles University in Prague, the oldest and the largest university in Prague.
MISS promotes a progressive approach to teaching which, among other things, includes reducing class sizes and an emphasis on seminars. The pedagogical instructors aim to conduct their classes through presentations, discussions or simulations incorporating students, rather than through a one-sided monologue of facts which can be acquired by other means. This logically requires thorough preparation on the part of the student outside the class through extensive reading of the course texts. The main goal of this is to streamline the teaching process through actively involving the students in class and making it possible for them to present their opinions on and understandings of the material.
Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in security-related posts in government offices and public administration, international organizations, NGOs and transnational corporations.
The Master in International Security Studies is open only to students who have already completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree.
English-language ability. It is assumed that applicants will have a sufficient knowledge of English to attend classes and write papers in English. Although we welcome TOEFL and IELTS, they are not necessarily a condition of entry. A real ability to study in English is more important.
Tuition fees for the Master in International Security Studies program are set at 3,000 Euro per semester, payable at the start of each semester.
Thanks to a generous contribution from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of the English-taught programs. The scholarships are earmarked for students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition.