Cavendish Uganda

Master of Security Studies

Master of Security Studies.

The proposed programme aims at providing students with the knowledge and skills required to develop professional careers in Security fields. The Security Studies programme covers a complex network of factors that influence relations among nations and the way certain events in one part of the world can have consequences in another especially on peace, stability and security. Students are introduced to different theories, approaches and concepts as a basis for analyzing and understanding international relations' issues. Studying Security Studies provides students with great opportunities for careers in various public and private sectors, such as diplomacy, security institutions, research centres, media, social policy development, non-governmental organizations, international trade institutions and businesses, to name but a few. The programme assists in developing highly sought-after knowledge and skills, such as research and analytical skills, cross-cultural understanding, negotiation and communication skills, which can be applied in many fields. Security Studies programme aims at providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complex challenges facing nations. It addresses issues such as evaluation and formulation of national security policy, the way to confront terrorism and political violence, how to maintain stability at the national and international level, and how to avoid war and unrest. Security Studies prepare students for positions in agencies responsible for national and inter-national security policy, security and intelligence analysis, dealing with terrorism and counter terrorism, political violence and related fields. Graduates of this program could be found end up in the military, security services and the police, or as policy-makers, action-officers, teachers, researchers, analysts and consultants. Security Studies are important areas where high-level training is uniquely offered by CUU in Uganda.

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Course Overview

Career Objective

The vision of this programme is to be a leading programme in the region offering a distinguished education in Security Issues. The main objective for the programme is to graduate high calibre specialists in Security Studies who have the following specific objectives:

  • Academic knowledge and practical skills in Security Studies, with the ability to meet the needs of the region in these areas
  • Expertise in security studies in order to operate effectively as professionals in both public and private sectors
  • Communication, negotiation and persuasion skills, which enable them to make presentations and construct arguments and articulate rigorous debates in security studies

Programme Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Course CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
MSS 711 International Relations Theory 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 712 Security Studies 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 713 Threat, Risk Analysis and Security Management 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 714 Forensic Science and National Security 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 715 World of Intelligence and Espionage 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 716 Criminology and Security 45 0 0 45 3
  Total         18
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
MSS 721 Human Security and Contemporary Wars 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 722 Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategies 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 723 Transnational Organized Crime and Counter Strategies 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 724 Natural Resources-Conflicts and Contemporary Wars 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 725 Arms Proliferation, Disarmament and Arms Control 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 726 Research Methodology 45 0 0 45 3
  Total         18
Year 2 - Semester 1
Course CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
MSS 731 Homeland Security and National Security Strategy 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 732 Civil-Military Relations and Security Sector 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 733 International, Regional Peace and Security Architecture 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 734 Geopolitical Studies, Global Peace and Security 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 735 Cyber Security, National Security and Human Rights 45 0 0 45 3
MSS 736 Environmental Security Studies and National Security 45 0 0 45 3
  Total         18
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course CodeCourse NameLHPHTHCHCU
MSS Master Project       90 6
  Total Graduation Load         60