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International Security and Development programme structure 2022/2023

First-year students must enroll in all obligatory courses and chosen elective courses. Total number of ECTS credits in the first year: 60. Student chooses one foreign language from: Polish, German, French, Spanish, Russian. The student has the right to choose elective courses available in other fields of study (in particular, those provided by the International Relations and Public Diplomacy programme are recommended) based on the consent of the programme director. The programme director may decide not to open selected elective courses in a given academic year.

During the second year of the program, the student has to choose one academic track, complete all obligatory subjects assigned to the chosen track and an appropriate number of elective courses regardless of assigned specialization, which allow obtaining a minimum of 60 ECTS per academic year.

Internship is a facultative part of studies. Students should present confirmation of carrying out an internship before the end of the second year of studies.

The student has the right to choose elective courses available in other fields of study (in particular, those provided by the International Relations and Public Diplomacy programme are recommended) based on the consent of the programme director (please submit Request for acceptance of course from other programme). The programme director may decide not to open selected elective courses in a given academic year.

1ST YEAR: 1ST SEMESTER

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

International Relations Analysis

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+30

8

Introduction to Security Studies

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+15

6

Foreign Language (choosen from Polish, German, French, Spanish, Russian)

Seminars

O

Graded Assessment

30

3

University Tutorial and Intellectual Property

Tutorial

O

Assessment

10

1

Health and safety in education

Tutorial

O

Tutorial

4

0

Elective courses

The International Order and Development Policy

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Just War Theory and Its Adversaries

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Conflicts, Peacebuilding and Development

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Leadership and Human Resources Management

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

International Economics

Lectures and Seminars

E

Exam

30+15

6

1ST YEAR: 2ND SEMESTER

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

World Politics since 1945

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+30

8

Development Economics

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+15

6

Foreign Language

(choosen from Polish, German, French, Spanish, Russian)

Seminars

O

Graded Assessment

30

3

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

4

Elective courses

Cultural Awerness

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Cross-Cultural Communication

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Psychology of Security

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Preventive Diplomacy and Multilateral Conflict Management

Lectures and Workshops

E

Graded Assessment

30

4

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assesment

20

3

2ND YEAR: 3RD SEMESTER SPECIALISATION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

Global Economic Governance

Lectures and seminars

O

Graded Assessment

30

4

Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development: Theories and Practice

Lectures and seminars

O

Graded Assessment

20

3

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

4

Elective courses

Internship

Internship

E

Assessment

60

3

Migration and Development

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Epidemics and International cooperation in health

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Develoment and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

From Aid to Development Effectiveness

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Development and Cooperation in Latin America

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assesment

20

3

2ND YEAR: 3RD SEMESTER SPECIALISATION: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

Conflicts in the 21st Century

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

Military Forces in Contemporary World

Lectures and seminars

O

Graded Assessment

20

3

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

4

Elective courses

Internship

Internship

E

Assessment

60

3

Fragile and Disfunctional States Impact in a Globalized World

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Problems of Security in the Middle East and North Africa

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

War and Defence in Space

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Problems of Security in the Asia-Pacific

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Armed Conficts Law and Peace Operations

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assesment

20

3

2ND YEAR: 4TH SEMESTER SPECIALISATION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

Trade and Economic Development

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

Global Poverty and International Financial Aid Institutions

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Graded Assessment

20

9

Elective courses

Internship

Internship

E

Assessment

60

3

Fundraising, Monitoring and Project Cycle Management: Workshops and practice

Workshops

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Working with Volunteers: NGO’s Aid Development after Crisis Situation

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Energy Security and Environmental Protection in the Era of Climate Change

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Political Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Developing Countries

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Management of Humanitarian Programs and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assesment

20

3

2ND YEAR: 4YH SEMESTER SPECIALISATION: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Obligatory courses

International Organisations in Crisis Management

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

International Policy of Counterterrorism

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Graded Assessment

20

9

Elective courses

Internship

Internship

E

Assessment

60

3

Politics and Ideology of International Protection of Human Rights

Lectures and Seminars

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Cyber Security

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Problems of Security in Africa

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

Minerals, Water and Conflicts in 21st Century

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

International Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention: Workshops and Practice

Workshops

E

Graded Assessment

20

3

Elective Course

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded Assesment

20

3

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International Security and Development programme structure 2021/2022

1st year:
1st semester

 

 

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

Credits

Obligatory module: Introduction to International Relations and Development

1.

International Relations Analysis

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+15

6

2.

Development Economics

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+30

9

3.

Foreign Language**

Seminars

O

Graded assessment

30

4

​4.

University Tutorial and Intellectual Property

Seminars and workshops

O

Assessment

10

1

Elective courses: Non-Traditional Security and Development

5.

The International Order and Development Policy

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

6.

Just War Theory and Its Adversaries

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

7.

Leadership and Human Resources Management

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

8.

Conflicts, Peacebuilding and Development

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

 

* Obligatory/Elective. During the first year of programme student has to choose at least two elective courses in each semester.

**Student chooses one from: Polish, German, French, Spanish, Russian

 

1st year:
2nd semester

 

 

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

credits

Obligatory module: History and Theory of International Security and Development

1.

World Politics since 1945

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+30

9

​2.

Introduction to Security Studies

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30+15

6

3.

Foreign Language

Seminars

O

Graded assessment

30

4

4.

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

5

Elective courses: Understanding Causes of Conflict

5.

Cultural Awareness

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

6.

Cross-cultural Communication

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

7.

Psychology of Security

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

30

4

8.

Preventive Diplomacy and Multilateral Conflict Management

Lectures and workshops

E

Graded assessment

30

4


* Obligatory/Elective. During the first year of programme student has to choose at least two elective courses in each semester.
Total number of ECTS credits in the 1st year: 60.

2nd year: 
3rd semester

 

 

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

credits

Obligatory module

1.

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

5

2.

Internship**

Internship

O

Assessment

60

6

Specialisation: International Security

3.

Conflicts in the 21st Century

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

4.

Military Forces in Contemporary World

Lectures and seminars

O

Graded assessment

20

3

5.

Problems of Security in the Middle East and
North Africa

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

6.

War and Defence in Space

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

7.

Problems of Security
in the Asia-Pacific

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

8.

Armed Conflicts Law and Peace Operations

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

9.

Fragile and Failed
States Impact
in a Globalized World

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

Specialisation: International Development

3.

Global Economic Governance

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

4.

Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development:
Theories and Practice

Lectures and seminars

O

Graded assessment

20

3

5.

Epidemics and International Cooperation in Health

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

6.

Development
and Cooperation
in the Asia-Pacific

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

7.

From Aid to Development Effectiveness

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

8.

Development and Cooperation
in Latin America

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

9.

Migration and Development

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

 

* Obligatory/Elective
** Internship is an obligatory part of studies. Students must present confirmation of carrying out an internship before the end of the second year of studies.
During the second year of programme student has to choose one academic track and at least six elective courses, which altogether stand for at least 24 ECTS credits. Students can choose electives courses regardless of assigned to them specialization.

2nd year: 
4th semester

 

Course title

Course type

O/E*

Form of completion

Teaching hours

ECTS

credits

Obligatory module

1.

Diploma Thesis Seminar

Seminars

O

Assessment

20

10

Specialisation: International Security

2.

International Organizations in Crisis Management

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

3.

International Policy of Counterterrorism

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

4.

Cyber Security

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

5.

Problems of Security in Africa

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

6.

Minerals, Water and Conflicts in 21st Century

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

7.

Politics and Ideology of International Protection of Human Rights

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

8.

International Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian Intervention: Workshops and Practice

Workshops

E

Graded assessment

20

3

Specialisation: International Development

2.

Trade and Economic Development

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

3.

Global Poverty
and International Financial
 Aid Institutions

Lectures and seminars

O

Exam

30

4

4.

Working with Volunteers: NGO’s Aid Development after Crisis Situation

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

5.

Energy Security and Environmental Protection in the Era of Climate Change

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

6.

Political Economy
in Sub-Saharan Africa
and Developing Countries

Lectures and seminars

E

Exam

30

4

7.

Management of Humanitarian Programs and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Lectures and seminars

E

Graded assessment

20

3

8.

Fundraising, Monitoring and Project Cycle Management: Workshops and Practice

Workshops

E

Graded assessment

20

3

 

* Obligatory/Elective
During the second year of programme student has to choose one academic track and at least six elective courses, which altogether stand for at least 24 ECTS credits. Students can choose electives courses regardless of assigned to them specialization.
Total number of ECTS credits in the 2nd year: 60.

Total number of ECTS credits in programme: 120.

 

The courses and modules we outline are divided into two major categories: mandatory modules prevailing in the first two semesters will give you a solid foundation in security and development studies. Academic tracks courses taught in the third and fourth semesters will provide more focused knowledge and competence in your chosen area.

Apart from these, there are a number of optional courses offered every year. Additionally, we offer a language course in one of the following languages: German, French, or Polish. Other languages may also be offered.

ISAD, as a two year programme, is divided into four semesters. Students need to complete modules worth at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits each year and 120 ECTS in total.

See also detailed programme structure PDF.

See detailed programme structure (PDF) for the Students, who started programme in academic year 2018/2019.

See detailed programme structure (PDF) for the Students, who started programme in academic year 2019/2020.

See detailed programme structure (PDF) for the Students, who started programme in academic year 2020/2021.