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Research Methods in International Security


Credits: 6 ECTS

First semester

Compulsory courses




In today’s world getting information is not a problem. What is increasingly important is the ability to evaluate and filter information. This course trains students in analytical skills that enable them to be discerning consumers and creators of information in the world of the future. Through this course, they will learn both the skills and the attitude to understand and produce evidence-based policy and research.

The total length of the course is 6 ECTS (36 hours of instruction). This syllabus covers 4 ECTS (12 x 2 hours), to be taught between October and December. In January, each student must choose one intensive methodological training course in a specific skill-set. This course has a duration of 12 hours, is worth 2 ECTS and will contribute 30% of the final grade of the course.


  • Presentation: 20%
  • Written critique: 20%
  • Final exam: 30%

You will also receive evaluation for the intensive methodological training course that you take in January.

  • Intensive methodological training course: 30%

Competences, learning outcomes and teaching activities (PDF)