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  • MAS programme offered jointly by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva
  • Eight month programme, next session runs 10 October 2016–26 May 2017
  • Application deadline: 1 June 2016
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This eight-month Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS) will develop your policy skills to address hard and soft security challenges across all regions of the globe. As a graduate of this professional MAS programme, you will build your network and expertise enabling you to advance in your career be it in government, military, private sector, international institutions, or other agencies engaged in security-related policy planning and decision-making.

This Master of Advanced Studies is jointly run by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Global Studies Institute (GSI) of the University of Geneva – and is based upon the internationally recognized training expertise of GCSP’s Leadership in International Security Course, a course on international security policy currently in its 30th year, and GSI’s long-standing academic expertise, as part of the University of Geneva, currently 89th in the QS World University Rankings.

Key benefits for you
The MAS is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in order to prepare you for leadership roles in government as well as international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. It will enable you to:

  • Acquire and master new knowledge, tools and skills to increase your effectiveness as a security policy practitioner.
  • Strengthen your leadership skill-set within a multi-cultural and cross-sectoral environment.
  • Develop your critical thinking and argumentation skills.
  • Enhance your capacity to generate innovative and constructive policy responses and solutions.
  • Leverage your strengthened skills and knowledge across an extensive network of alumni experts in international security.

Why you should attend
The MAS provides an environment for critical academic reflection, the development of key skills and knowledge, and creates a network of outstanding security leaders, integrating you into a wide community of security experts and policymakers.

  • You will build your knowledge in focused issue areas including hard (e.g. terrorism, conflict management) and human (e.g. environment, economic) security – across national, regional (from Asia to Latin America) and global contexts.
  • You will enhance your ability to better identify the evolution of key challenges, critically analyze their inter-linked nature, and assess the effectiveness of current policy responses.

You will benefit from an innovative and interactive course, at the postgraduate level, which involves a focus on expert-led sessions including case studies, simulations, and collaborative peer to peer learning, to turn knowledge into practice.