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.