Nuclear Security

Welcome to Master's Programme in Nuclear Security


You can now apply for a Master's degree programme with commencement of studies in February 2019.  Please note, that the deadline for application is 15th of September  2018

International Mastenuclear-security_f0e36_course.jpgr`s Degree Programme in Nuclear Security has started at the beginning of January 2016. 

The objective of the Programme is to prepare highly qualified managerial staff for the nuclear security sector. Ten students from six countries (Bulgaria, Nigeria, Zambia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Burkina Faso) participate in the first cycle of the Programme. Part of the students are also scholarship students of IAEA. Currently we have second group of  ten students from DR Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Mauritania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Jordan, Bulgaria and we are preparing for the third admission cycle.

It is one of the real results of implementing the Agreement of Cooperation between the UNWE and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed by the Rector Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev and the Director General of IAEA Mr. Yukiya Amano during his visit in Sofia in June 2014. 

The Programme is supported by IAEA, International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) whose member our university has become in 2014, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Are youIAEA Building looking for a programme that opens doors for you everywhere from the busy administrative districts of Vienna to high-security locations in France, the UK, Russia and more?

University Department "National and Regional Security" offers such a Master's topical programme "Defence and Security Economics" with specialization “Nuclear Security”. 

The programme's duration is four semesters for students who have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent. The programme is structured according to the state's requirements for the Master degree and International Atomic Energy Agency,  Nuclear Security Series No. 12.

nuclear-security_ae91d_50dcb_MAAE4.jpgnuclear-security_ae91d_9cd53_MAAE7.jpgThe Master's programme is a result of an agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria.  IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has signed an agreement on cooperation in education and research in the field of nuclear security with UNWE, one of the leading Bulgarian universities. The signing took place during an official visit to Bulgaria from 30 June to 1 July 2014.

The aim of the Master's programme "Defence and Security Economics” with specialization “Nuclear Security” is to prepare highly qualified managerial personnel at middle management level for the needs of the nuclear industry.
The Master's Programme is developed and supported by International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) and several Bulgarian and International institutions, including the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, King’s College, London and Middlebury Institute of International Studies, The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Lecturers are highly experienced experts from Bulgaria and international organisations and universities.
Duration of the Programme is 1,5 years ( three semesters). The Academic Year starts in February.