Bachelor's Degree in Security

First official Bachelor's Degree in Spain in this area
Seminar on "Migration and Security" held at the Madrid-Princesa Campus
Bachelor's Degree in Security

Bachelor's Degree in Security

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Student profile:The student must be interested and curious about the Social Sciences, which will allow him to take on commitments with the cultural, social and political realities, interest in oral and written communication, argued debate and critical analysis of past and current situations. It is a way of approaching human and social realities from the perspective of justice. Interest in the operation of legal and political institutions. Inquisitiveness for knowing the political and social reality and a certain sensitivity for political and social conflicts. Vocation and sense of responsibility, and it would be advisable to have a sufficient level of English (B1) to guarantee the most complete access to international sources of information.

Official Degree:Bachelor's Degree in Security

Center responsible:School of Law and International Relations

Openings available: Classroom attendance: 45
Blended: 100
Online: 100

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Total Credits:240 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2015-2016

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With the authorization of the Director of Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The Bachelor's Degree in Security is the ideal academic training for all those who wish to work professionally in the field of Security, as well as for all those who are carrying out professional activities in this sector of the labor market.

It is the right degree for all professionals of Public and Private Security. In addition, the curriculum is oriented and specialized through its specific seminars in the latest challenges of cybersecurity and intelligence.

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The Bachelor's Degree in Security is ideal and of great interest because it provides a level of academic training of great usefulness and professional prestige, which serves as advancement in the professional career of all members of the State Security Forces and Bodies, such as the Civil Guard, National Police Corps, Autonomous Police and Municipal Police.

The studies of this Undergraduate Degree offer the students scientific training of an interdisciplinary nature in the different aspects related to the prevention and understanding of the Security phenomenon.

It has an essentially participatory methodology that combines the theoretical concepts and contents with its practical and interactive application, through the discussion of real cases extracted in many occasions from the professors' own professional experience. Thus, students acquire the ability for analysis, argumentation and decision-making which are essential to successfully develop their future or present professional activity.

University extension activities have been designed to complement the teaching and bring students closer to the daily work reality, which include seminars, conferences, colloquium-debates and visits to different institutions and companies such as: Higher Police Station of the Scientific Police of Madrid, Laboratories of the Civil Guard, courts, registries, prisons and security companies, among others.

It offers an opening to the working world of Security through the carrying out professional internships in private security companies and public institutions.

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Online modality that allows one to combine professional and personal life

Professional visits

Training is not limited to classrooms. The students, in order to get to know the professional environment in person, will visit facilities such as the Wanda Metropolitano, a leading stadium in Europe, the General Police Station, and the unit of the Scientific Police and the operating room of the CECORVIGMAR.

CICA (International Conference on Security)

Nebrija University, thanks to its Nebrija-Santander Global Chair on Risk and Conflict Management, organizes, at its Madrid-Princesa campus, one of the most important international events in the field of Security.

Internships in companies

All students of the Bachelor's Degree in Security carry out their professional internships in the best companies and institutions of the sector, such as Airbus, Telefónica, Prosegur, BBVA and Grupo Eulen.

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Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, an ideal complement to achieve the B2 and C1 levels.

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Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of skills oriented towards employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich his/her personal and professional education.

The University puts within reach of students a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

Interdisciplinary Learning Courses
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Economics
  • 6 ECTS | Risk analysis and security planning
  • 6 ECTS | Sectoral security
  • 6 ECTS | The Spanish Constitution and its legal system
  • 6 ECTS | History of contemporary international relations

  • Second Semester30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Introduction to Law
  • 6 ECTS | Criminal Anthropology
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamentals of Civil Law: legal norm, legal entity and relationship
  • 6 ECTS | General concepts of Criminal Law and theory of punishment
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar I

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Contemporary world
  • 6 ECTS | History of Political Thought
  • 6 ECTS | Administration and management of human and material resources
  • 6 ECTS | Crimes and offenses in the Spanish legal system
  • 6 ECTS | Prevention of occupational risks, fire safety and civil protection

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Social psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Modern languages
  • 6 ECTS | Physical, logical, electronic and people security
  • 6 ECTS | Procedural law and criminal litigation
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar II

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Public security and national defense
  • 6 ECTS | International Human Rights Regime
  • 6 ECTS | Structure and dynamics of the international society
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence for security and defense
  • 6 ECTS | Administration and operation of a security department
  • 6 ECTS | International organizations

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Security Management and Administration
  • 6 ECTS | Participative and Solidarity Spirit, Human Rights
  • 6 ECTS | Judicial and police cooperation in the EU
  • 6 ECTS | Military humanitarian law
  • 18 ECTS | Eval. of the Development of Skills in the Company

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Rules of Evidence
  • 6 ECTS | Private security: regulations
  • 6 ECTS | Applied Statistics
  • 6 ECTS | Alternative methods of conflict resolution
  • 6 ECTS | Interrogation, testimony and expertise
  • 6 ECTS | Competence Development Seminar III

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Deontology of the security and defense professional
  • 6 ECTS | Emerging rights: the new challenges of law
  • 6 ECTS | Analysis and resolution of international conflicts
  • 6 ECTS | Security and defense policies
  • 18 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Development of Professional Skills 18 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills I
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills II
  • 6 ECTS | Development of Professional Skills III
Participative and Solidarity Spirit, Human Rights 6 ECTS

The recognition of 6 credits will be assessed depending on the different activities that the student performs throughout his degree. They will be awarded for university cultural activities, sports, student representation, solidarity and cooperation, or for taking one of the following subjects: Ethics of volunteering or Human Rights.

Evaluation of Skill Development in the Company ECTS

Program which aims to promote the practical training of students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the practices are carried out. Advice is provided on the internship and there is follow-up and tutoring, always taking into account the professional orientation of each student.

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Final Research Project 18 ECTS

This project involves the student carrying out research tasks regarding various subjects with the support of one or more professors of the Department, and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. To do this, the student has the possibility of choosing a project from among those offered.

Transversal Subjects
Transversal Subjects Program

Through the transversal subjects you will be able to complement your education and complete your CV in a practical, collaborative and fun way.

It is a voluntary program with no added cost. Upon completion, you will be provided with a diploma.

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  • Basic Education (60 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (114 ECTS)
  • Electives (30 ECTS)
  • Internships (18 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (18 ECTS)

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Career Opportunities

In recent years, the demand and activity of this Undergraduate Degree have grown exponentially, due to the wide variety of its professional opportunities in the broad field of Security.

On the one hand, it attracts those who carry out their own Private Security activities, such as guards, bodyguards, Security Chiefs and Directors and Private Detectives.

And on the other hand, it serves for the professional promotion of those who work in Public Security, such as judicial and penitentiary officials; and also, the Forces and Bodies of the Security of the State like the National Police, Autonomous Police, Municipal Police and Civil Guard. International Security and Defense Consultant.

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Skills

The Bologna Declaration formalized the principles on which the European Higher Education Area should be based: quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and employment growth.

From this, Nebrija is positioned as a reference academic model, by educating students with excellent individual behavior, with interaction with their environment and motivated by and for constant and continuous training. The Nebrija Institute of Professional Skills works day by day to achieve the differentiation of our students through the development of attitudes and aptitudes.

With all this, the University puts at their disposal three subjects through which the student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.

It is a block of 6 ECTS credits:
Competence Development Seminar II: Techniques for employability.

The main objective is that students get the best out of themselves through the development and empowerment of their personal skills and resources, through personal self-knowledge.

In addition, some of the professional skills that are worked on in the three seminars are those related to interpersonal skills and active communication or negotiation skills, essential for our students to know how to convey ideas, argue them, provide information and opinions in an appropriate, clear and convincing manner.

Other aspects such as team work, conflict resolution and project management are worked on in view of what will be their work performance.

In the third block, skills aimed at increasing the employability of the student are worked on. This involves working with job search tools and techniques, and performing tasks that achieve a greater use of the student's personal skills.

For all this we have experts who are currently active in the selection of people, professionals dedicated to personal and professional training and professionals dedicated to the world of communication and arts.

In this way, and in a complementary way to their specific education, we help students to create a differentiating pattern in the social and business environment in which they will be immersed when they finish their studies.

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School of Social Sciences Week

Rafael Pérez Ruiz, Secretary of State for Security, participated in the School of Social Sciences Week at Nebrija University, in which he assured that "in this pandemic we confirmed that health is also security."