Human Security at Aarhus University

Human Security at Aarhus University is a unique Master’s degree programme and the first of its kind in Europe. The programme was established in 2011 and accepts up to 40 students per year (read more under the “students” section). During two years of cross-disciplinary studies (120 ECTS points), students achieve a deeper understanding of conflicts around the world and learn about different approaches to human security.

The concept of Human Security was introduced by the United Nations Development Programme in 1994 as a human-centred security framework with seven interconnected security dimensions: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political security. In our programme, students learn how to analyse and intervene in this complex network of interwoven social, economic, political, and environmental factors.

At the Human Security programme we have a cross-disciplinary team of lecturers from Anthropology, Agroecology, Biology, Development Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, History, and Peace and Conflict Studies. The programme is directed by the Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the faculties of Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. All the programme’s courses are taught at the beautiful Moesgaard Campus south of Aarhus city.

The Human Security programme is directed by the Department of Anthropology, located at the beautiful Moesgaard Campus, just next to Marselisborg forest and close to the ocean. All programme courses are held at Moesgaard Campus.
Moesgaard Museum
The new Moesgaard Museum is adjacent to the campus. It contains a large lecture hall and conference rooms, which we use in the programme.