The connection between international relations and international security and the increasing influence of this correlation on overall international events represents the starting point of the study and the framework in which the understanding of numerous other consequences of this interactional influence and its geopolitical implications are situated.
The students need to create the possibility to perceive the impact of security on many other domains of global power and global relations – what influence it has on politics, economy, technological trends, cultural trends, etc. Security becomes an increasingly significant dimension of many social trends and activities, which needs to be illuminated from multiple significant standpoints.
The fact that security threats, risks, and challenges are appearing in numerous new forms and content, that these threats are increasingly interconnected, and that they are becoming harder to assume and predict in a multitude of developmental situations should be understood in relation to the wide range of dangers that will be studied within the MA program.
The study is organized as distance learning. It is intended for candidates who have completed a four-year university study and earned an equivalent of 240 ECTS credits during their studies. The study will be conducted in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and (or) English.
The study is primarily designed for graduate students of all faculties who have the need and desire to understand the concepts of international and regional security and to analyze and critically reflect on the transitional processes and the integration of Western Balkan countries into Euro-Atlantic structures, as well as their positioning at the regional but also international level.
The MA study in “International and Regional Security” is particularly interesting for current and future diplomats, civil servants, experts at all levels of government, persons working in the security and defense sector, and similar.
DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY
The “+1” study program lasts one year (two semesters x 30 ECTS, a total of 60 ECTS).
The program consists of 4 mandatory courses, 2 elective courses, 4 workshops, and the preparation and defense of a master’s thesis (Final thesis). The teaching is carried out in the first and second semesters in English and BHS languages. Students work on their final thesis of their choice, in BHS or English.
4 mandatory courses
= a total of 30 ECTS
2 elective courses
Preparation and defense of a master’s thesis
= a total of 30 ECTS
DIPLOMA AND ACADEMIC TITLE
The diploma is issued by the University of Sarajevo. The academic title and professional qualification after the completion of the II cycle is: Master of International and Regional Security.
The amount of tuition fee and other study costs at the University of Sarajevo, as well as its faculties and academies, is determined by the Decision of the Government of Canton Sarajevo on giving consent to the amount of tuition fee, service prices, enrollment fees, and other study costs of the University of Sarajevo, as well as its faculties and academies (“Official Gazette of Canton Sarajevo”, numbers: 19/09, 31/12, 36/12, 4/15, 15/15, 16/18, and 21/18).
For the Master’s program in International and Regional Security, the tuition fee is 4,000 KM (with the possibility of payment in installments).
The selection criteria for candidates are academic quality (GPA of the undergraduate program), active knowledge of the English language, and communicativeness. The selection of candidates is done by the Scientific and Teaching Council of the study program based on submitted applications and required documents (university diploma, grade transcript, proof of active knowledge of the English language, recommendations, and letter of motivation).
The official ONLINE APPLICATION is carried out through the platform https://upisi.unsa.ba/. Enrollment dates will be announced soon.
DOCUMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Along with the application for enrollment in the study program and the online application, candidates must provide:
- An original diploma and diploma supplement (for students who completed the Bologna study program) of the previously completed study program, or a recognized diploma for candidates who did not complete their previous study program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (students of the University of Sarajevo who completed the first cycle of studies can submit a certificate of completed studies until the diploma and diploma supplement are issued if the graduation ceremony is held after the deadline for submitting applications for enrollment in this competition), or a certified copy of the original diploma, diploma supplement, or recognized diploma.
- Certificate of passed exams (original or certified copy)
- Birth certificate
- Citizenship certificate
- Other documents relevant for determining the number of ETCS according to the criteria.
For additional information about the study program, please consult:
ELABORATE – MA IN INTERNATONAL AND REGIONAL SECURITY
INFO CATALOG – INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL SECURITY
For more information about distance learning, please consult members 42-49 of the Study rules for the I and II cycle, integrated, vocational and specialist studies at University of Sarajevo.