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H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik

Former Prime Minister of Norway

Conference of 25 May 2021

Democracy and Human Rights as Basis for Lasting Peace

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA)
with specialisation in International Security


The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations programme, with a specialisation in International Security, delves into advanced topics related to global security challenges, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping efforts. During this year, students engage in in-depth coursework and practical experiences to develop expertise in the field of international security.



  • To provide students with advanced knowledge of international security theories and conflict dynamics.

  • To equip students with the skills to analyse and assess global security threats and challenges.

  • To foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for addressing complex security issues.

  • To prepare students for careers in national security, intelligence, peacekeeping, and security analysis.


Career Opportunities:

  • Security Analyst

  • Intelligence Officer

  • International Relations Researcher with a Focus on Security

  • Diplomatic Analyst with a Security Emphasis

  • National Security Consultant

  • Counterterrorism Specialist


Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of international security theories and concepts.

  2. Analyse global security threats, conflicts, and risk factors.

  3. Apply conflict resolution and peacekeeping strategies.

  4. Conduct research and analysis on international security issues.

  5. Communicate effectively in cross-cultural security contexts.

  6. Navigate complex security challenges and develop solutions.

Programme brochure

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SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher private education institution in Geneva and is institutionally accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEdA).


SWISS UMEF is also certified by EDUQUA (the Swiss quality label) and has programme accreditation by ACBSP and IACBE.


SWISS UMEF is proud to have been the first private federally accredited institution as a University of Applied Sciences Institute in Geneva.

  • Swiss Accreditation Council

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education

  • CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation

  • EduQua

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