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Applied Sciences

Security Management

BSc Security Studies

3 years

€2083 pa

Programme profile


In this programme, you will study contemporary century security challenges in a complex world. You will analyse these challenges at all levels from various perspectives and learn to formulate strategies by looking at real-life security practices. This will develop your knowledge and skills to address security issues.

Note: if you need accommodation through the university's Housing Office, you mist apply by 01 May

Programme content


In your first year, after a broad introduction to security and safety in modern society, you will gain insight into different vulnerabilities and threats, the actors involved, and approaches to safety and security issues. You will study in detail two complex, real life case with local, national, regional and global dimensions: Syria & Iraq, and Fukushima.

In your second year, you will learn about the strategies necessary to protect the vital interests in society and to ensure stability, welfare and prosperity. In doing so, you will study three security and safety challenges: Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Cyber Threats & Risk Management and War & Peace Building. You will also explore the underlying themes of Law and Security, Economics of Security and Governance of Security.

In the third year of the Security programme you can choose to deepen your knowledge and skills via minors and electives run by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and other faculties at Leiden University. Alternatively, you can register for a broadening minor at another faculty or university in the Netherlands or abroad. Year 3 also offers you the chance to study abroad or to do an internship at one of the many organisations in the security domain

Entry Requirements


Three A-levels (Grade C or above) plus 3 GCSEs

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, including 3 x H4

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10 October

15 June