At the Centre for Military Studies, we deliver research-based education.

We offer courses on the master's program in political science at the University of Copenhagen, including an annual summer school in August focusing on Danish defence policy and strategic studies. We teach on the Master of Science (MSc) in Security Risk Management at the University of Copenhagen as well as on different courses at the Danish Defence. 

Summer School (Danish)

The Centre for Military Studies annually organizes the summer school "Danish Defence Policy and Strategic Studies" at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.

Over the course of two weeks in August, students interested in security and defence policy are given the possibility to participate in CMS' annual summer school. The summer school allows students to acquire knowledge about both classical and newer strategic theory via case-based education, aimed at engaging the students in concrete analyses. The participants get a unique chance to learn about Danish defence policy and the conditions that the Danish Defence operates under – from Mali to The Arctic. 

The summer school is taught in Danish. 

Please notice that all contact regarding application, admission criteria, and exam must be directed to the study administration. 


Henrik Breitenbauch, subject coordinator (
Student guidance:
Study administration: Hanne Krak (