Students that will start in February 2018:
You can find the link to the programme overview on the right side of this page.
As you can see in the programme overview, the master CSM consists of mandatory core courses and specialised elective courses. The elective courses are taught in small groups, in order to grant you the optimal learning experience. Therefore, the number of students that can take part in an elective is limited. When you have completed your registration, you will receive in January an invitation for the Introduction Day by e-mail. In that e-mail, we will also provide a link to a dedicated online form on which you can express your preference for the elective courses. We will do our very best to place you in the elective you prefer most, but if too many students sign up for the same elective, we will decide who joins by means of a blind selection.
Only students of the MSc Crisis and Security Management can participate in the courses of Crisis and Security Management.
Questions and contact
Welcome to the Master’s programme Crisis and Security Management! We can imagine that you might have questions as you are about to start a new study, perhaps even in a new country. You are always welcome to visit us during our consultation hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Our contact details can be found on this web page Study advisor.
We hope to see you there!
Janneke Meertens & Lieke Defourny
Study advisors Institute for Security and Global Affairs.
Dealing with Terrorism and Foreign Fighters
Following the restructuring of the master’s programme that will apply from the academic year 2017-2018, the elective course “Dealing with Terrorism and Foreign Fighters” will be offered as a mandatory course as of the academic year 2017-2018. Students who participated in the elective “Dealing with Terrorism and Foreign Fighters” in the academic year 2016-2017 but did not manage to pass the course can follow the mandatory course “Dealing with Terrorism and Foreign Fighters” as a substitute (in block II in November 2017 or block IV in April 2018).
Local security networks
Following the restructuring of the masters’s programme that will apply from the academic year 2017-2018 the course 'Local security networks' will be offered under the new name 'Security Networks'. Students started in february 2017 - or earlier - therefore have to follow the course 'Security Networks'. As this is the last time this course will be offered, students who do not pass this course will be offered an additional re-take opportunity. If this apply to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further instructions.
Following the restructuring of the masters’s programme that will apply from the academic year 2017-2018, the mandatory course Crisis Management will be offered for the first time in Blok III, April 2018. Those students who need this course to complete their program in the first semester of academic year 2017-2018 are offered an additional re-take opportunity. If this apply to you, please contact email@example.com to receive further instructions.
Security ranks high on both the societal as well as political agenda. The threat of terrorism, transnational organized crime, civil war, urban riots or natural disasters is making headlines almost every day and is a guarantee for political turmoil. Although from a factual perspective the risk of high-end security incidents is in most Western countries low, the risk perception is far more higher. When it comes to security and crisis, risk perception seems to be as important as actual risk assessments.
During the one year multi-disciplinary master program students will become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crises. By analyzing security discourses, security actors, security practices and security outcomes students will become acquainted with the ‘wicked problem’ of security and crises topics in a complex and globalizing world.
As security is no longer a public good solely provided by state actors or public actors but the combined outcome of public actors, private security actors, civil society and citizens as well, the master program will focus on the multiplicity of actors engaged in defining and practicing security.
Further, as a result of the globalized and interwoven world of today in which incidents, images and messages travel within seconds from one part of the world to another part of the world, students will study current security and crisis challenges from a ‘glocal’ perspective: both global and local levels and especially the nexus of those levels.
In the master’s program students will be confronted with the insights of various academic disciplines and a combination of theory and practice and skills relevant for a professional career in public or private security and crisis organizations. Students will become familiar with the causes of different forms of crises and threats to security, with patterns of responses and governance of these phenomena, and policies and strategies to prevent threats, incidents or crises. The Master thesis project provides students the opportunity to specifically focus on one particular type of crisis or security issue and how certain actors deal with it.