Master's programmes at SEDU

Application for 2023 is open

Study for a safer future

The Swedish Defence University contributes to national and international security through research and education. With a high degree of specialisation in a niche of their own, our Master's programmes can give you an extra edge when pursuing a career within areas related to defence, security and crisis management.

Application for 2023 is open October 17 — January 16.

Find your programme

Politics, Security and Crisis

The master’s programme Politics, Security and Crisis provides a tailor-made political science knowledge and insights into issues that concern security policy, crises and crisis management.

War and Defence

The master’s programme War and Defence gives those without a military background an opportunity to obtain a degree in war studies.

Innovation, Defence and Security

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.

International Operational Law

The master’s programme International Operational Law is your path to a career as legal advisor in international law focused on peace, crisis and armed conflict.

Masterstudies in Sweden

Master student in Sweden

To study in Sweden is to take part of the Swedish way of doing things. Its a lot about democrazy and consensus in the process of taking decisions, and about creating a better world together.

How to apply and entry requirements  

Here we guide you through the application process, explain the entry requirements, admissions and other important things that you need to know when applying to our programmes and courses.


If you have applied for a course at the Swedish Defence University, which requires the payment of fees, there are several scholarships which you can apply for.

Discover the Swedish Defence University

Unique environment

Studies at Swedish Defence University - a both civil and military university - offers a unique and completely different experience compared to most other universities.

Future career opportunities

To study at the Swedish Defence University is an excellent way of reaching your dream job in the security, defence and crisis management fields.

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