International Security Studies

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Specialisation courses* – International Security Studies – academic year 2020/2021


  • Introduction to Security Studies
  • Socio-political Geography of Terrorism
  • Analytical Writing and Briefing
  • Ethics of Foreign Policy
  • Migration and Refugees
  • Cybersecurity
  • Hybrid Conflicts and Asymmetric Threats
  • Intelligence
  • Decolonization and Post-Colonialism
  • Academic Writing I
  • Transnational Crime
  • International Terrorism Organizations
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
  • Alliances
  • Network Theory
  • War and Peace
  • Academic Writing – Advanced Level
  • Environmental Security and Sustainable Development
  • Soft Power & Smart Power in International Relations
  • Terrorism and Other Security Threats
  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Geopolitical Dimension of Energy Security

*Note: Collegium Civitas reserves the right to alter the content of any course and at any time.

Please note, that the schedule of courses may be different for students starting the program in the spring semester than for students staring the program in the winter semester.

Please note, that the list above includes elective courses recommended for the specialisation.

Core obligatory courses* – International Relations – 2020/2021 academic year

  • European Economic and Political Integration
  • International Political Economy
  • Contemporary International Relations – Theory and Practice
  • Decision-Making in International Relations
  • Globalization Process
  • Social and Economic Contexts of Modern Conflicts
  • Trade, Aid and Development
  • Polish Language*
  • Master’s degree seminar

In addition to the above:

*Language: for this program two languages are possible to choose. Students are encourages to choose from: Mandarin, Russian, Indonesian, Polish (for not native Polish speakers only), Arabic. Please note that the final choice of languages depends on the minimum number of students enrolled. The second language can be chosen from the catalogue available to all Collegium Civitas students (German, French, Spanish).

Additional Electives:

In addition to courses listed above, each semester the students have the possibility to register – free of additional charge – for two more courses from among all of those taught at Collegium Civitas (subject to availability of places in a course).

*Note: Collegium Civitas reserves the right to alter the content of any course and at any time.

The program is offered only if a required minimum number of students opt for it.

Poland conforms to the guidelines from the Bologna Process in European higher education. Degree awarded upon graduation is: Magister (second cycle studies; the Polish equivalent of the Master’s degree; similar to MA title). Upon graduation, the Student receives a Diploma of completion of studies together with a Diploma Supplement (copy of the Diploma translated into English, describing the degree, level and specialisation).

After having successfully completed this program, students will be granted a diploma of Magister in International Relations, specialisation: International Security Studies.


Collegium Civitas Admissions Office
phone: +48 508 929 652

room 1210, Palace of Culture and Science, 12th floor
1 Defilad Square, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland