The proposed programme aims at providing students with the knowledge and skills required to develop professional careers in Security fields. The Security Studies programme covers a complex network of factors that influence relations among nations and the way certain events in one part of the world can have consequences in another especially on peace, stability and security.
Students are introduced to different theories, approaches and concepts as a basis for analyzing and understanding international relations’ issues. Studying Security Studies provides students with great opportunities for careers in various public and private sectors, such as diplomacy, security institutions, research centres, media, social policy development, non-governmental organizations, international trade institutions and businesses, to name but a few.
The programme assists in developing highly sought-after knowledge and skills, such as research and analytical skills, cross-cultural understanding, negotiation and communication skills, which can be applied in many fields.
Security Studies programme aims at providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the complex challenges facing nations. It addresses issues such as evaluation and formulation of national security policy, the way to confront terrorism and political violence, how to maintain stability at the national and international level, and how to avoid war and unrest.
Security Studies prepare students for positions in agencies responsible for national and inter-national security policy, security and intelligence analysis, dealing with terrorism and counter terrorism, political violence and related fields. Graduates of this program could be found / end up in the military, security services and the police, or as policy-makers, action-officers, teachers, researchers, analysts and consultants.
Security Studies are important areas where high-level training is uniquely offered by CUU in Uganda.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME|
|YEAR I||SEMESTER I|
|MIR711||International Relations Theory|
|RSC003||Research Methodology and Consultancy|
|MSS714||Forensic Science and National Security|
|MSS716||Criminology and Security|
|YEAR I||SEMESTER II|
|MSS721||Human Security and Contemporary Wars|
|MSS722||Anti-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Strategies|
|MSS723||Threat, Risk Analysis and Security Management|
|MSS724||Natural Resources-Conflicts and Contemporary Wars|
|MSS725||Arms Proliferation, Disarmament and Arms Control|
|YEAR II||SEMESTER I|
|MSS810||Homeland Security, Cyber Security and Human Rights|
|MSS811||Civil-Military Relations and Security Sector|
|MSS812||International Politics of the Environment and National security|
|MSS813||Geopolitical Studies, Global Peace and Security|
|MSS814||World of Intelligence and Espionage|
|YEAR II||SEMESTER II|
The vision of this programme is to be a leading programme in the region offering a distinguished education in Security Issues. The main objective for the programme is to graduate high calibre specialists in Security Studies who have the following specific objectives:
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