Brno, Czech Republic

International Relations and Threats to Global Security

online course
when 20 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 700

Running for its 8th year, this course focuses on the European responses to global security. Students study study various forms of security threats (energy, cyber, military, etc.) from experts in the field, and analyze both European and global responses to specific security threats around the world. Past case studies have focused on Ukraine, Belarus, Libya, and Syria.

Located in Brno, Czech Republic, one of the metropolis of Central Europe, a region that witnessed both world wars and the cold war, Masaryk University's professors share a wealth of academic and personal history on the topic. With today's current war in Ukraine, this is even more so, as the region grapples with offering support to Ukraine and its refugees.

This intensive and dynamic course involves academic classes, active group work, guest presentations and virtual field trips. The programme is ideally located for students to be able to gain a regional perspective on both the historical and modern aspects as well as military and non-military security threats to international security. This online course seeks to not only expand students understanding of the complexities of global security, but also seeks to pull on the strengths of having students from all over the world enrol. The course will encourage students to learn not just from their professors but also from their peers.

Course leader

There are six faculty, all respected scholars at a particular field they cover in the course. Despite their scholarship, they all are (relatively) young, which helps to create friendly atmoshpere in the classroom and ensure dynamic way of teaching.

Target group

The course is ideal for students studying international relations, politics, security studies or policing, criminal studies, international relations, history or international law.

This online course is particularly suited for students in the Oceanic, Asian, European timezones.

Course aim

This program is designed to give students an understanding of some of the fundamental international security issues and their implications for Europe and the world, while also expanding intercultural connections.

Credits info

6 EC
extra assignments possible if 8 ECTS is required

Fee info

EUR 700: Fee includes:
- Tuition
- Virtual Site Visits (Radio Free Europe, United Nations Vienna Headquarters, etc.)
- Masaryk University Transcript
EUR 600: This is a discounted fee for students from Masaryk University partner institutions