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Teaching on Security Risk Management 

How should we define risks, manage security and contribute to the creation of a resilient society? In September 2014 the Department of Political Science will start up a new master’s programme in Security Risk Management. In this programme you will learn how to navigate the complex and global environment that today's private companies and public organisations operate in. Global threats, such as terrorism, financial crisis and environmental problems, have transformed the traditional way of assessing security risks. The MSc programme in Security Risk Management will help you to understand these changes and the organisational uncertainty they often install.

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a solid theoretical and empirical knowledge about security policy, risk analysis and organisations in a global and changeable world. You will gain analytical competences to translate risks and security challenges into new security and risk management practices; to recognise new opportunities; to develop strategies for managing risks; and to lead these processes.

Upon graduation, you will be attractive to a wide range of both private businesses and governmental agencies that continuously and increasingly have to integrate political risks, security and emergency management into their strategies.

By linking up to many of the core research areas at CAST, CAST researchers will offer cutting-edge research-based teaching on these topics. CAST researchers will provide teaching on core courses of the programme:

  • Security Politics and Strategy
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Knowledge Production and Evaluation
  • Security Risk Management
  • Intelligence
  • Transformations of the Public-Private Divide.


Application deadline:

  • EU/EEA and Swiss citizens: 1 April 2015
  • Non-EU/EEA citizens: 15 January 2015


For further information about admission, application procedure and content, please click here.

You are also welcome to send questions and obtain further information by contacting the Student Counsellors via email: studievejl@ifs.ku.dk or phone: +45 35 32 33 65

To view the media coverage of the upcoming master, please click here.



In addition
, CAST affiliated reseachers routinely teach political science at BSc- and Msc level.