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Master academic international studies – module: International security

Students of this programme will listen to the leading experts in national and international security. They will have an opportunity to study together in a selected group of students a lot of whom have already been working in security sector or in research centres. The aim of the programme is that students master the methods and concepts which they will be able to implement in the security system, diplomacy, institutes, faculties, inter-governmental organizations or research centres. Upon successful completion of studies students become a part of an extraordinary alumni network with representatives in state institutions, media, non-governmental sector, international organizations and economy. Students of this programme can apply for scholarship of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

Teachers: Profs. Miroslav Hadžić, Bogoljub Milosavljević, Dragan Simić, Radmila Nakarada, Daša Duhaček, Siniša Tatalović, Nemanja Džuverović, Filip Ejdus (Assist. Prof.), Sonja Stojanović, MA and other visiting lecturers from the country and abroad.

Associates: Marko Kovačević and Nikola Vujinović (MA, PhD students).

Mandatory courses: Regional Security; Securitization and De-securitization

Elective courses: Contemporary Theories of Security; Contemporary Theories of International Relations; Security of Individual, State and Society, Foreign-Political Analysis, The US Foreign and Security Policy; The EU as a Global Actor; The UN System; Contemporary Functioning of International Organizations; Gender and Security.

The master programme in International Security will provide the students with:

–          strong foundation in contemporary security studies;

–          broad scope of new concepts and analytical instruments for better understanding of human, national, regional and global security;

–          new skills that will prepare you for career in the field of national and international security;

–          methodological tools for independent reserach work;

–          contacts within the community of researchers and decision-makers in the security field.


Relevant higher education in social sciences or humanities. Excellent knowledge of English language.

Interview with commission will be organized for all candiatades. The commission will decide on selection of candidates on the basis of all elements.

All candidates for this programme can also apply for the OSCE scholarship which covers the tuition fee. For additional information see  http://www.najstudent.com/stipendije/stipendije-za-master-i-doktorske-studije-za-20152016-godinu-6541#

Entrance examination:

Literature: Filip Ejdus, Međunarodna bezbednost: teorije, sektori i nivoi, Službeni glasnik, Beograd, 2012.

Entrance examination consists of two parts. The first part is translation of a text from English to Serbian language; the second part is writing of an essay on the given topic related to international security. The entrance examination lasts 90 minutes and it will be followed by interview with candidates.

For more information, candidates can come to office 99 on Wednesdays between 13:00 and 14:30 or contact Nikola Vujinović (nikola.vujinovic@fpn.bg.ac.rs) and Marko Kovačević (marko.kovacevic@fpn.bg.ac.rs).

This study programme was accredited in 2015.


1st semester

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

Reform of Security Sector 1 compulsory 2+1 6
Master seminar 1 compulsory 6

Elective bloc 1 (18 ECTS to be chosen)

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

Regional Perspective on Conflict and Peace 1 elective 2+1 6
Securitization and De-securitization 1 elective 2+1 6
Contemporary Theories of Security 1 elective 2+1 6
Gender and International Security 1 elective 2+1 6
Theories and Typologies of Conflicts 1 elective 2+1 6

2nd semester

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

Regional Security 2 compulsory 2+1 6
Final paper 2 compulsory 12

Elective bloc 2 (12 ECTS to be chosen)

Course Semester Status Workload

(lectures + seminars)

The EU as a Global Actor 2 elective 2+1 6
Euro-Atlantic Security 2 elective 2+1 6
International Regionalism and Inter-regionalism 2 elective 2 6
Political Regulation of Ethnic Conflicts 2 elective 3 6