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Security Studies (BSc)

Why Leiden University?

Leiden University enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation, built on more than four centuries of outstanding teaching and research. The university has two locations: Leiden and The Hague. Our Security Studies programme is located in The Hague. The vibrant culture, identity, and professional profile of the city provides the ideal environment for our Security Studies programme.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
More reasons to choose Leiden University

Study at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is Leiden University’s youngest faculty, launched in response to increasingly urgent socio-cultural issues. The FGGA is an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. FGGA is active in its quest for multidisciplinary academic networks; through its academic institutes and knowledge centres, FGGA contributes to far-reaching socio-cultural debates.

4 reasons why you should study Security Studies in The Hague

  • You study with leading academics and guest lecturers in a highly international programme.
  • You study in The Hague, perhaps the best place in Europe to study security issues! The Hague is, after all, our political centre and the international centre of peace and justice.
  • You have the opportunity to study abroad, do an internship, or round out your studies with a minor or electives during your 3rd year – the choice is yours.
  • You gain all the career-enhancing academic, practical and presentation skills necessary to joining the workforce, or to continue with a master programme.

Bronze medal EW Best Studies 2023

The BSc Security Studies received a bronze medal in EW Best Studies 2023. This means that students of this programme are above-average satisfied with the quality of the programme. Every year, EW Best Studies selects the top programmes in Dutch higher education.

A programme receives a medal if it scores considerably higher than average compared to other programmes within the same sector on at least five components. Three years at the top earns gold, two years silver and one year bronze. Security Studies belongs to the 184 programmes that receive a bronze medal this year. Read more

Celebrating bronze medal for Security Studies

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