Master's programmes at SEDU

Application for 2022 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 2022 is open October 18 — January 17.

Our Master's programmes

Politics, Security and War - Master's Programme

This programme will give you a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to Politics, Security and War. You will increase your ability to independently and critically review, evaluate and an...

Defence and Security Systems Development - Master's Programme

This is an interdisciplinary, international Master’s programme at the intersection of social sciences and engineering. The programme has been developed in close collaboration with public aut...

International Operational Law - Master's Programme

This programme is suitable for those wanting to immerse themselves in the specific field of international law that regulates the actions of armed forces and other actors in armed conflict an...

Meet our students

Masters of all

When Emma Henriksson began her search for an academic programme in peace and security, little did she think she would end up studying at a defence university. But the two-year Master’s progr...

It is hugely enriching to get the best of the two worlds

During his internship as a research assistant at the Swedish Defence University, Magnus Lundström became aware of the university's unique academic environment. Now he is studying in the mast...

Systems development for a more secure society

Max Güclu is a student on the two-year Master’s Programme Defence and Security Systems Development at the Swedish Defence University. He tells us more about the programme, which is aimed at...

Ask Klara

Klara is a student at the Master’s Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development. You can use the questionnaire on this page to ask her your questions about what it is like to study...

Ask Maiya

Maiya is a student at the Master’s Programme in Politics, Security and War and her specialization is war studies. You can use the questionnaire on this page to ask her your questions about w...

Starting at SEDU

Application and Admission

This page contains information on where and how to apply for programmes and courses that are open for international students.

Entry requirements

In order to be qualified for the courses and programmes you apply for, you must meet the entry requirements.

Application fees and tuition fees

From the Autumn Term of 2011 applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland must pay an application fee and tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate courses (in ac...

SEDU — a unique academic environment

The Swedish Defence University is one of the world’s few higher education institutions with academic study courses and programmes in both the civil and military fields.

This creates the right conditions for collaborations and understandings that contribute not only to superior societal security, but also to enhanced total defence.

Our courses and programmes prepare you for the demands of working life and of careers in research.

Throughout your studies, you will often meet lecturers from commercial enterprises and public authorities.

A degree from the Swedish Defence University opens many doors to interesting professions in defence, crisis management and security.

Our courses and programmes combine theoretical input (in the form of lectures and seminars) with elements focused on practice.

You can apply your new knowledge in realistic role plays and other exercises based on real-life situations.

The Swedish Defence University is small. Thus, as a student, you do not fade into the crowd. The conditions are optimal for close relationships with teachers and fellow students.

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