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International Relations, Strategy and Security (MSc) (En)

Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus
On campus
 1050 Points
1 Year, 6 Months
Apply date
Jan 2023

Program Description

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security aims at providing students with a broad assessment of contemporary international relations, with an emphasis on strategy and security issues. It combines in-depth academic training in key concepts, theories, and case studies, alongside a structured process of engagement with contemporary debates and experience.

It integrates theoretical approaches with the study of many cases and issues. It also explores the ways in which the line between the domestic and international is blurred by trade, financial, environmental, strategic, security, ideological, cultural, and ethical issues.

Moreover, the MSc in International Relations, Strategy, and Security provides a strong theoretical and empirical understanding of the international security environment of the post-Cold War era, including the origins of conflicts and peace, the emergence of new security threats, and the many different agencies involved in conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacemaking today. Last but not least, the Programme identifies the ways state and non-state actors develop strategies in the international environment as far as security issues are concerned.

Graduates of the Programme are expected to have a thorough understanding of international political, security, and strategic issues, which will enable them to pursue careers in the diplomatic corps, in international organizations, in NGOs, as well as in both the public and the private sector as senior policy and security advisors.

Entry Requirements

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Advantages of the Program

  • The international prestige and recognition of Neapolis University Pafos
  • Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects
  • International collaborations with many Universities
  • The flexibility of distance learning
  • The use of advanced technology and resources
  • The dynamic choice between synchronous and asynchronous distance education
  • The adjustment of the Programme to current academic trends and market requirements
  • Competitive tuition fees

Teaching, Learning And Assessment Methods

The Programme’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, case-study applications and independent research. In addition, it is designed to provide an academic experience going beyond that of the traditional classroom, in which the flow of information is primarily from the instructor to the student.

The intention of the Programme is that each participant will contribute to the education of the entire class though active participation in the learning procedure. This will establish the understanding that an MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security requires a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.



Year 1

Semester 1

International Security and Strategic Studies

Strategy and Decision Making

Contemporary Issues in Global Politics

Research Methodology

Semester 2

International Law and Security

Homeland Security

Information Security

Special Topics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Security (Elective)

Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Reconstruction (Elective)

Foreign Policy, Security, and Defense in the European Union (Elective)

Year 2

Semester 3


Jobs - Careers

  • The diplomatic corps
  • International organizations
  • NGOs
  • Both the public and the private sector as senior policy and security advisors

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