Security Studies

Universiteit Leiden

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Deze opleiding

In the Bachelor's in Security Studies you study 21st century security challenges and learn to devise strategic solutions for a complex world.


locatieDen Haag
typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Engels
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
International terrorism, cybercrime, natural disasters and other issues affect the security and safety of millions each day. In Security Studies you learn to unravel security challenges by focusing on the political, historical and societal context in which they arise, as well as the effect of governance, institutions, and the media. You gain an academic perspective, and the ability to think critically about complex issues while taking all relevant factors of specific security challenges into account. You study at Leiden University, one of the leading universities in continental Europe. The programme is located in The Hague, the international city of peace, justice and security.
Security challenges rank among the most pressing issues of our times. Ruth Prins offers an introduction to our brand new bachelor's programme: Security Studies.
On 1 April 2017 nearly hundred prospective students of Security Studies joined us in The Hague during the Experience Day. They joined lectures, talked with staff and learned about the study programme.
Studying at Leiden University

Waarom aan de Universiteit Leiden?

The Security Studies programme at Leiden University is a unique programme offering you a broad range of future working areas.
  • You will learn to analyse contemporary security issues from all angles and devise strategic solutions.
  • You will get a feel for the wide range of stakeholders in relation to security issues: nation states, businesses, individuals, organisations and other collectives.
  • You will study international topics in an international classroom.
  • From the first year, you will study real-life cases in a team of teachers and students. In smaller groups, you will develop your academic and professional skills.
  • You will prepare for a future as a security strategist by gaining extensive knowledge and relevant professional skills, and will be preprared for a seamless progression into a specialised master's programme.
  • Leiden University, located in The Hague, is one of the leading universities in Europe and the only Dutch university in a town by the sea!


taal van onderwijs100% en
case studies, excursie, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoeksproject, poster presentatie, practicum, werkcollege, werkgroep, zelfstudie
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10800

BSc Security Studies is a bachelor's programme with a compulsory matching module. As part of the application process you will be invited to participate in a 'matching activity'. This is to make sure that BSc Security Studies is the right programme for you. Matching is a compulsory part of your admission and application procedure.
toelaatbare profielen
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vwo E&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
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WO propedeusetoelaatbaar

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

bron: Nibud
326kamerhuur in Den Haagrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1194totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


119 studenten volgen deze opleiding
33% daarvan is vrouw
117 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
33% daarvan is vrouw
27713 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
59% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Den Haag

31524studenten studerend
17582studenten woonachtig   
€ 326gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Na de studie

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The 3-year Bachelor's of Security Studies provides students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to thoroughly analyse contemporary security and safety issues and devise strategic solutions in a complex and interconnected world. You understand the role of a wide range of stakeholders concerned with security, such as nations, businesses, and individuals; and the influence of institutions and the media. Your academic and professional abilities make you suitable for Master's level study or enteri

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Security Studies programme offers a broad range of future employment prospects in business, or at governmental or NGOs. Career opportunities include such positions as:

Security policy officer at a government organisation
Security Consultant or advisor for public and private organisations
Risk manager at a public or private organisation
Strategic advisor for security strategies at a public or private organisation

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Admission And Application

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