ISAD aims at fostering creative thinking about complex problems of global security and development, as well as to equip students with analytical tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding. It also helps gain professional skills needed for managing global security and development in an international environment.
The programme provides not only theoretical, but also practical knowledge, as Polish and international academic staff and practitioners are part of ISAD's team. The courses and modules we outline are divided into two major categories: mandatory modules prevailing in the first two semesters will give students 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 student's chosen area. Apart from these, there are a number of optional courses offered every year, as well as a language course in one of the following languages: German, French, and Polish.
The programme is designed for students with BA diploma in social sciences, humanities, and other relevant fields. It is ideal for people who want to increase their knowledge in international security and development, but from different perspectives and different academic disciplines such as politics, history, economy, culture and sociology. With the ISAD programme, they will gain a solid grounding that will develop their career.
Twenty-four students on the top of recruitment list in the academic year 2018/2019 will receive scholarships fully covering tuition fee cost for the whole two years programme. Additionally, fifteen international students will receive around 350 EUR merit scholarships in order to cover living costs in Krakow.
ISAD, as a two years programme, is divided into four semesters. Students need
to complete modules worth at least 60 ECTS credits each year and 120 ECTS
in total. ISAD as an innovative project was awarded the grant of Polish National Centre for Research and Development and is co-financed by the European Union funds.
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