International Security and Development
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
4,000 EUR/year
Degree awarded: 
magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Monday, 23 August, 2021
Day of semester start: 
Friday, 1 October, 2021
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

The final admission result is calculated on the basis of the result of the analysis of documents submitted by the candidate. Candidates are additionally formally required to pass an interview verifying their command of the English language (or present document confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University).

Detailed information can be found in respective study card in Online Application System.


Programme description

In the contemporary world, development and security are interrelated. Proper transfer of aid activities into poorer regions of the world influences security of richer developed countries. This creates a need for specialists who understand the importance of global issues and look for proper solutions as well as strategists capable of implementing measures ensuring stability in international relations. An international programme in International Security and Development (ISAD) is an international MA programme of studies addressed to all people who are interested in security and development issues. The programme provides theoretical, specialized knowledge in international security and development cooperation. It aims to foster creative thinking about complex problems of global security and development, as well as to equip students with the analytical tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding. It also helps to gain the professional skills needed for managing global security and development in an international environment.


Graduate profile

Graduates of ISAD should be ready to work in a variety of public and private institutions and organizations, both national and international, including governmental and international bodies dealing with development and security issues, as well as non-governmental organizations. In addition, the graduates not only have substantial knowledge, but also a wide range of soft skills necessary to work in an international environment and at different levels of organisation and institution management. Given the importance of effective communication, the graduates are fluent in English and in a second language of their choice.