The Consortium

The Consortium

The IMSISS consortium brings together a wide range of academic and non-academic partners. Together we aim to provide students on the programme with access to knowledgeable teachers, practitioners and researchers working on many different aspects of security, intelligence and strategy. 

Degree Awarding Primary Partners

Charles University

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Charles University was founded in 1348 making it one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is ranked amongst the top 1.5% of universities in the world and is rated 3rd in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia university rankings. It has an established pedigree for teaching dedicated security studies at postgraduate level. It works in partnership with the Prague Security Studies Institute and specialises in a range of strategic and European/Regional and technological security matters. For this degree the Department for Security Studies at Charles University offers the widest range of optional courses, enabling students to tailor the programme to their specific individual interests via a range of streamed pathways. The Department provides specific training in the traditional fields of conflict and strategic studies, and also specialises in the highly relevant phenomena of cyber and space security and economic warfare. On top of that the curriculum addresses the latest manifestation of the interplay between security and technology which involves the societal implications of the growing role of artificial intelligence in modern societies. 

Department for Security Studies, Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Science Charles University

Contact: Dr Vít StÅ™ítecký, Institute of Political Science, Department of Security Studies
Phone: 251 080 406
Email: vit.stritecky[at]


Dublin City University (Ireland)

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.  Continuously ranked in the ‘QS Top 50 Universities under 50’ since 2012, the university has a range of established masters programmes in International Relations and International Security and Conflict Studies. It is the home to the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction and the FP7-funded VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, which focuses on Violent Online Political Extremism.  For this degree DCU provides a range of advanced theoretical and introductory applied courses for the programme.

School of Law & Government, Dublin City University

Contact: Dr James Fitzgerald, School of Law and Government
Phone: +353 (1) 700 7772
Email: james.fitzgerald[at]

GlasgowUniversity of Glasgow (UK)

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. More than 25000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, from 120 countries worldwide, study at the University each year. The University is listed the top 1% of the world’s universities and is rated top in the UK for international student satisfaction. The University has a long tradition of teaching security studies with established postgraduate programmes in International Relations, Global Security, War Studies, International Law & Security, Food Security and Transnational Crime, Justice and Security. For this degree Glasgow provides the theoretical and conceptual overview of the programme. It also hosts the Glasgow Global Security Network and the Scottish Centre for War Studies

School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Contact: Dr Eamonn Butler, School of Social and Political Sciences 
Phone: +44 141 3304094
Email: eamonn.butler[at]

Non Degree Awarding Primary Partners



OTH Regensburg (Germany)

OTH Regensburg is one of the largest technical universities of applied sciences in Bavaria, Germany. It was originally founded in 1971, but its predecessor institutions can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century. It currently has over 10500 students undertaking a range of ‘practice orientated bachelors and masters degrees’. OTH Regensburg has broad expertise in applied security studies and information based intelligence matters and will provide an embedded summer school for this programme. 

Contact: Dr Markus Bresinsky, Faculty General Studies & Microsystems Technology
Phone: +49 (0) 941 943 9818 

Non-Academic Partners

Our non-academic partners will provide projects for the Work-based Placement Scheme and offer master-classes and webinars