Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence

The only Master's degree in Spain on this topic
Conference by Brian Schilling , director of ICANN, at Nebrija University.
Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence

Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence

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Student profile: All applicants who meet the requirements provided for in current legislation can access the Master's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence, that is, those who have a bachelor's or undergraduate (or equivalent) degree, who are capable of managing a large amount of information, possess succinct knowledge of the different information classification programs and mechanisms, as well as a correct evaluation thereof, must also be able to issue a report that allows, from an operational point of view, to make decisions. Specifically, candidates must be one of the following:
- Graduate or equivalent in Law.
- Graduate or equivalent in Security or Criminology.
- Graduate or equivalent in Business Administration.
- Graduate or equivalent in Economics.

Official Degree::Master's Degree Program in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence

Center responsible:School of Law and International Relations

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Places offered:: 1st year of implementation:
- Classroom Attendance: 40
- Blended: 40
- Online: 50
Rest of years:
- Classroom Attendance:40
- Blended: 50
- Online: 60

Total Credits 60 credits.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year..

Academic year it was implemented: 2020/2021

Duration:: 1 year. From october to june

Quality of the degree

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Specialize both in the field of Security and Defense as well as in economic and competitive intelligence

The professional demand for intelligence analysts is experiencing an exponential increase, since this figure is not only being implemented in the field of Security and Defense, but also their scope of action has been expanded to an environment more suitable for economic and competitive intelligence.

For this reason, many companies are investing large amounts of their budgets in internal or external intelligence departments, although their core business is not information. Intelligence analysis can lead to better strategic planning and gaining a competitive advantage over the rest of the sector.

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The proposal for this Master's degree follows the line of action defined in the National Cybersecurity Strategy, which stipulates the need to expand and improve cyber threat detection and analysis capabilities, so as to allow the identification of procedures and sources of attack, as well as been the elaboration of intelligence necessary for a more effective protection, attribution and defense. In short, enhance cyber defense and cyber intelligence capabilities.

The fundamental objective of the Master's Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence is to provide an academic training of a professional nature for those students interested in advising and participating in the creation of intelligence, through the study, analysis and practice of the different methodologies for obtaining, analyzing and transforming information into a tangible product.

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Become an intelligence analyst with a clearly professional orientation

Unique in Spain

The Master's Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence at Nebrija University is the first official degree in this topic in our country.

Double itinerary

Specialize in Intelligence for Security and Defense or in Economic and Competitive Intelligence. Upon completion of the Master's degree, you will receive a certificate with the chosen specialization.

We are a reference

At Nebrija University, we are pioneers in university education in the area of Security and Defense, where we have a teaching staff made up of the best experts in this field.


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 60 credits.

Compulsory Subjects 24 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence, counterintelligence, security and cybersecurity concepts and procedures
  • 6 ECTS | Disciplines for obtaining intelligence
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence analysis techniques
  • 6 ECTS | Economic intelligence

Internships and FRP 12 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project for Master’s degree
  • 6 ECTS | Professional Internship

Elective Subjects 24 ECTS

  • ITINERARY 1: Specialty in Intelligence for Security and Defense
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence organization and structure
  • 6 ECTS | Contribution of intelligence to planning. Method and application
  • 6 ECTS | Fundamental concepts of Strategy and Security and Defense
  • 6 ECTS | Investigation methodology. Intelligence interest areas. Methodological investigation and introduction

  • ITINERARY 2: Specialty in Economic and Competitive Intelligence
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence units in the company and the legal framework of intelligence
  • 6 ECTS | Planning and strategy
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence communication
  • 3 ECTS | Cyber intelligence vs. Cybersecurity. Business digitalization processes
  • 3 ECTS | Economic counterintelligence


  • Obligatory Subjects (24 ECTS)
  • Elective Subjects (24 ECTS)
  • External Internships (6 ECTS)
  • Final Master's Project (6 ECTS)

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Career Opportunities

The Master's Degree in Intelligence Analysis and Cyberintelligence is designed in such a way that it allows the student to acquire advanced knowledge about obtaining information, analysis and correct decision-making, as well as its communication, in addition, the two specialist itineraries that are offered -Specialty in Intelligence for Security and Defense and Specialty in Economic and Competitive Intelligence- allow future graduates to specialize in the two major areas of Intelligence, being able to professionally carry out, among others, the following functions:

  • Intelligence and Cyberintelligence Analyst.
  • Data Analyst.
  • Business Analyst (Business Intelligence Analyst).
  • Fraud Prevention Analyst.
  • Loss Prevention Specialist.
  • Head of Intelligence Monitoring.
  • Head of the Strategy department.
  • Security analyst.
  • Forensic analyst in open sources.
  • Internal or external consultant.


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