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The Department of Security Studies is located at the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. It is a dynamic educational and research environment placed at one of the most renowned and historical universities in Central Europe, founded in 1348.

The department currently services two M.A. courses, Master in International Security Studies (MISS) and Bezpečnostní studia (in Czech). Members of the department moreover participate on the taught courses and thesis supervision in the postgradual (Ph.D.) course in international relations at the Institute of Political Studies as well as on the undegraduate curriculum in political science and international relations.

The department is a home to the Deutsch Security Square research centre. The D.SQ aims to engage in collective research of security in the best tradition of the scholarship of Karl Deutsch seeking, in his words, "more knowledge for greater competence and more compassion."