The Faculty of Security Studies is an independent department of the University of Belgrade. By its syllabus and curriculum, the Faculty covers interrelated philosophical, sociological, political, legal, economic, psychological, ethical, humanitarian, civilian-military, and other aspects of the security studies, human and social resources, defense, civil defense and environment protection.

The Faculty of Security Studies evolved from a department within the National Defense of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Faculty.

In 1978, this school grew into an independent university-level educational and scientific institution – the Faculty of People’s Defense, and in 1990 evolved into the Faculty of Civil Defense. Since 2006, the official name of the school is the Faculty of Security Studies.

The Faculty has had intensive cooperation with national and international institutions, as well as numerous business organizations. Based on agreements on scientific and technical cooperation, diverse educational and commercial programs have been implemented.