Master in International Security Studies - MISS 2021-2022, Italy

Publish Date: May 31, 2021

Deadline: Jun 28, 2021

Master in International Security Studies - MISS

The Master’s Degree in International Security Studies (MISS) is offered jointly by the School of International Studies (Trento) and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). Founded upon the core disciplines of law, politics, history, and economics, the MISS adopts a strong multidisciplinary approach coupled with a broad range of optional specialization courses. Students spend the first year at the Sant’Anna School in Pisa, where courses focus on the main issues concerning security, including hard and soft security, technological, environmental, and human security. The second year is based at the School of International Studies in Trento, where students have a closer look at the specific security challenges modern societies are faced with, such as migration, energy issues, environmental degradation, financial flows, armed conflicts and international terrorism.

Throughout the two years, students choose among several elective subjects and take part in role-play, simulations, moot courts, and case study analysis, aimed at training participants to understand the various factors and actors having an impact on the global order, with specific reference to security issues. Teaching takes place entirely in English. Frontal lessons, language courses and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills, necessary for entry into international working or research environment. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language.

During the second year, students are encouraged to spend a period abroad for research purposes or to pursue and internship.

The admission to the MISS is restricted to 25 places: 5 places are reserved for non EU students permanently resident abroad. 

Minimum requirements

Following minimum requirements must be fulfilled by MISS applicants:

  • a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an internationally recognized institution at university level include the equivalent of at least 60 credits from at least two of the following disciplinary areas: History and Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology or Foreign Languages.
  • good knowledge of the English language (min. B2 level of the European Common Framework)
  • basic knowledge of a second foreign language (min. A2 level), other than Italian, from among the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, German (Please note that in order to graduate MISS students must reach a B2 level for the second language. While the University can organise B2 exams for Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian, currently we do not offer courses beyond A2 in these languages)
  • a personal background with suitable professional vocational and academic experience appropriate to the interdisciplinary nature of the degree course

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English Language Requirements

To participate in the selection procedure, candidates must possess one of the following international language certificates dated not earlier than March 2019:

  • IELTS: no skill lower than 5.5,
  • TOEFL Internet-based (or equivalent TOEFL paper based of TOEFL computer based): no skill lower than 21.

Exemptions: Candidates who have gained their degree (Bachelors or Master’s) from a university where the tuition takes place entirely in English in an EU country or in Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, the USA, South Africa or Switzerland, are not required to submit an English Language certificate.

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