As we closed for the December/January break, Rhys received an admission decision from the Universiteit Leiden The Hague. He learned that he has been accepted to study for the Bachelor of Science in Security Studies. This English-taught programme challenges students to combine critical thinking with a practical attitude and helps them to develop into an all-round, academically trained, and highly employable security specialist.
Security challenges such as terrorism and cybercrime rank among the most pressing issues of our time. In the Security Studies degree students study 21st century security challenges and learn to devise strategic solutions to a complex world.
International terrorism, cybercrime, natural disasters and other issues affect the security and safety of millions each day. In Security Studies students focus on the political, historical, and societal context in which issues arise, as well as the effect of governance, institutions, and the media. They gain an academic perspective, and the ability to think critically about complex issues, while taking all relevant factors of specific security challenges into account.
In this bachelor programme, students also study various crises and crisis management. Crises are unforeseen situations that require impactful decisions in times of stress and chaos. How do governments and private actors work together to prevent, response to, and recover from crises such as natural disasters and pandemics? For example, in the course Case Study: Fukushima, students will look into the Fukushima nuclear disaster that happened in 2011 in Japan, and in the course Vital Interests students unpack the SARS epidemic.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings places Universiteit Leiden 70th in its 2020 rankings. Founded in 1575, Leiden is one of the leading international research universities in Europe. It has seven faculties and a campus in both Leiden and The Hague. As a university, Leiden has a strong international focus. It has forged connections with regions in the world, such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, and explores these regions from a wide range of perspectives: political, legal, cultural, environmental, and historical. Leiden’s global expertise is further strengthened by strong links with international partners (NGOs, IGOs, UN organizations) in The Hague, city of international law, peace, and justice. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/
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