The (in)secure world requires strategical action.

Degree programme objectives

The study of security and strategic studies at the bachelor level enables students to identify and to understand the main problems and topics of contemporary approaches to security and strategy. In the course of the study, the main fields of interest of the discipline are introduced, history of military and internal security are clarified, and most importantly, the current security threats and risks, as well as analysis of various political approaches to their solutions are introduced. The methodological part of the study contributes significantly to students’ and graduates’ ability to study, clarify and manage security challenges of today’s world. An important cross-cutting part of the study is education in the field of work with information sources, work with information from security environment, and elaboration of written outputs within the discipline.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The study of security and strategic studies at the bachelor level enables students to identify and to understand the main problems and topics of contemporary approaches to security and strategy. In the course of the study, the main fields of interest of the discipline are introduced, history of military and internal security are clarified, and most importantly, the current security threats and risks, as well as analysis of various political approaches to their solutions are introduced. The methodological part of the study contributes significantly to students’ and graduates’ ability to study, clarify and manage security challenges of today’s world. An important cross-cutting part of the study is education in the field of work with information sources, work with information from security environment, and elaboration of written outputs within the discipline.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • To identify and analyze current security threats in various security sectors
    • To understand and clarify structures, processes, and outputs within domestic as well as international security policy, including crisis management at different levels
    • To know and use important findings of strategic thinking for elaboration of strategic analyses
    • To acquire, analyze, and interpret data from security areas
    • To form and process solution of problems of security areas, including management of various crisis situations
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the Security and Strategic Studies will have a wide range of job possibilities in security services (army, police, intelligence), at all levels of public administration (e.g. as experts on security in regional institutions, ministries etc.), in security consulting (as expert political advisors in the field of security), in economic sector (as security experts in companies which need security-political analyses due to the nature of their trade or due to the regions in which they operate), in humanitarian non-governmental organizations (as security experts of organizations operating in risk regions, or those focusing on solution of security threats), in media sphere (as security experts in various type of media) ets. The course of the study is conceptualized in a way required by the Common minimum for the needs of education of experts on security, as approved by the Resolution No. 32 of the National Security Council from 3rd July 2007.

  • Regulated Professions
    • No professional status
  • Practical Training

    At the bachelor level, it is possible to choose an optional course BSS 184 Security internship. Within this course students can undergo an internship in a security-oriented institution.

  • Goals of Theses

    The recommended length of bachelor thesis is 63.000 – 81.000 characters (including spaces). The text of the thesis as well as footnotes are included in this range; title, statutory declaration, acknowledgements, content, list of abbreviations, bibliography and appendices are not included in the above stated range of bachelor thesis.

    Students write bachelor theses individually under supervision of their supervisors. They have to conduct original research in accordance to the focus and demands of bachelor studies and the topics of the discipline. They have to present their results in a standard academic text in the range of the recommended length and structure (the structure of the text, annotation, key words, formatting, citations, list of literature). Graduates are able to formulate a relevant research question, conduct a corresponding original research, and compile an original text in accordance with the theoretical, methodological and formal requirements of the Security and Strategical Study program. Bachelor thesis and its public defense are arranged by the Directive FSS No. 4/2013 On Final State Examinations for Students of The Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University from the Spring Semester 2013 On.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates of the bachelor study program can (after meeting the requirements of admission) continue in a follow-up master degree in the Security and Strategic Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

216
number of active students
57
number of theses/dissertations

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