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Security Governance, Security and Safety Management

Tampere University

Towards a SAFER future

The complex and rapidly changing security and safety environment, continuous technological advancements, and new needs concerning the protection of citizens and enterprises are calling for innovative and future-oriented interdisciplinary education in the fields of security and safety management.


Master's degree (University)

Degree earned

Master of Administrative Sciences

Planned duration

2 years

Extent of studies

120 ECTS



Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens

12000 € per academic year

Link to scholarship programme

New professions will continue to emerge in both the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and globally. The continuously changing fields of safety and security management and engineering require innovative in-depth knowledge and skills that are based on interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies. Organisations and other societal actors from the public, private and third sector need highly qualified professionals with a thorough understanding of security governance, societal security and resilience, internal and everyday security, risk management, international security politics as well as crisis management and leadership.

The Master’s Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER) responds to this demand by educating experts who specialise in either Security Governance or Safety Management and Engineering. Depending on their major, students graduate with the degree of Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences, MSc (Admin) or Master of Science in Technology, MSc (Tech). The two majors have their own admission and degree requirements. Apart from the majors, the programme mainly consists of joint courses. Students enrolled in SAFER can also choose courses across any of the faculties at Tampere University.

One programme, two specialisation options

The two study specialisations (Security Governance and Safety Management and Engineering) have mutual general studies, followed by track-specific advanced studies resulting in two different degrees.

Join us in creating a SAFER future

Could SAFER be a right fit for you? See the video and SAFER blog to learn what’s happening in the programme and what the students are talking about!

Best choice I could have made. This university has engaging classes and a supportive community of faculty and peers. The institution offers a wide variety of cultural immersion programs for its overseas students. Outside of class, one’s mind can be recharged by Tampere’s serenity. I’m confident that you won’t be disappointed once you get here.

For more information

Please read through the information provided. For further questions regarding the application process, contact our Admissions office at or for questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact