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Innovation, Defence and Security

Creating smart solutions for a safer world

The master’s programme Innovation, Defence and Security provides you with an understanding of systems with the capability to contribute to ­– or affect – a society’s defence and security. You will be able to study how these systems are developed and used, and how technical and social components interact within these systems.

The main field of study is Systems Science for Defence and Security, an interdisciplinary subject with a sociotechnical perspective that utilises systems analysis as its primary problem-solving strategy.

The programme has few equivalents in Europe and responds to a demand for a partly new category of professionals who support communication between developers and users of systems for defence and security, and that have the ability to study complex problems and opportunities from a systems perspective.

"Honestly it felt a little bit too good to be true. Because I'm really interested in defence and I thought it was very special that I could study at the Defence University."


Jedidja van Keulen, one of our international students, about why she chose to study here.

Meet our students

I found the master's program Innovation, Defence and Security when I was looking for the intersection between different areas of knowledge and a way to be "where the rings meet".

– Hugo Hedén.
Read the interview with Hugo

I have a background in hardware and software. During my studies, I've learned more about technology and the importance of meeting user needs.

– Clarence Robild
Read the interview with Clarence

I have the will and drive to contribute to society, to be a link between different “languages” and separate ways of solving problems so that problems and solutions can find each other.

– Filip Brolin.
Read the interview with Filip

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