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BSc in Security Studies

Leiden University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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BSc in Security Studies - Leiden University

BSc in Security Studies - Leiden University

Through this three-year, full-time program by Leiden University, students will gain a broad education in security and safety, gaining insight into various vulnerabilities and threats in modern society. Studying 40-hours a week (both in-class and self-study), students will explore real life cases with a local, national, regional and global dimension.

While the first year of study is aimed at providing an introduction and broad overview of security and safety issues, the second and third years will go into more depth, looking at security strategies needed to protect society and ensure stability, welfare and prosperity, covering topics such as:

  • Terrorism & Counterterrorism
  • Cyber Threats & Risk Management
  • War & Peace Building.

Admission requirements

As a student of the Security Studies program, you will need to be an ambitious and socially engaged critical thinker who is willing to study real-life security cases in an academic setting. You should also have a problem-solving oriented attitude and the curiosity to explore and combine various theoretical lenses.

To learn about specific entry requirements, please contact the university via the information request box. Someone from the university will be in touch with you soon.


Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Security Studies from Leiden University.

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With a long and rich history, Leiden University is the oldest in the Netherlands. Students may choose to study from 7 faculties and 3 campuses, watch this video to learn what Leiden can offer you!

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Leiden University

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Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands offering a wide variety of programs. Leiden University is a truly international university, uniting people and knowledge from all corners of the world.  The university is comprised of...

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Leiden University

Rapenburg 70
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

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