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Student profile: Graduates of Undergraduate or Associate degrees (or equivalent) of the branch of Social and Legal Sciences (preferably with studies in Law, Criminology, Police and/or Security Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, or Political Sciences, without prejudice to its extension to students with studies from other branches, as long as they accredit contents and competences related to the mentioned areas.
Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Security and Defense
Center responsible:School of Social Sciences
Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences
Openings available: - Classroom attendance: 45
- Blended: 45
– Distance learning: 45
Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.
Academic year in which it was implemented: 2014-2015
Type of Education: Classroom attendance / Blended / Online
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The Master's Degree in Security and Defense is an official program with high professional placement in Public Administrations and Institutions, large and medium-sized companies, NGOs and international organizations related to security and defense.
Nebrija University is a pioneer in the area of Security, with the launching of the first Undergraduate Degree in Security in Spain, and organizing events such as the CICA (International Conference on Risks and Threats to Critical Infrastructures).
In university and higher education training, there has been a notable increase in activities related to security and defense. All citizens, whether or not they belong to the public sector, are involved in these concepts and in their development, are interested in the challenges and threats to security in a globalized but very close world. If we consider that almost all of the future leaders of the nation, both in the business world and in Public Administrations, will come from the University world, we think that they should have a clear and rigorous education in these subjects. For this reason, Nebrija University wishes to strengthen its relationship with society by offering quality education in the field of security and defense.
The issue of defense occupies a predominant place in the concerns of our Society. The increase in international crises, the need to resolve such crises on occasions through a multinational force under the umbrella of NATO or the United Nations, the prestige or loss of prestige of their actions and the repercussions for the country of origin, the increase in crime with the consequent need to reinforce security, are commonplace in specialized forums and attract the attention of a very diverse public.
Security has also become a matter of great importance in recent years. Confronted with a profusion of potential dangers, ranging from terrorism to computer viruses, fraud and organized crime, many consider the world an increasingly dangerous place. As a consequence, the attention given to security has been reinforced and the demand for goods and services related to this matter has increased strongly, which has generated a wide and varied range of economic activities, both in the governmental sphere and in the business sphere. That is why the specialization that we offer has not only scientific interest, but also represents a potentially significant demand.Read less
The program includes a practical phase and a very intense Final Research Project that allows students to complete their training in real work environments.
Master's degree supported by this ambitious research program and related researchers.
The possibility of studying the Master's degree in classroom attendance, blended and distance learning modalities makes it possible to combine personal and professional life with the educational process.
BOE No. 253, of October 18, 2014
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
The student will be able to:
According to the provisions of article 16 of RD 1393/2007, modified by RD 861/2010, students who meet any of the following conditions may access these studies:
For the proposed master's degree, being in possession of one of the following degrees will be specially valued:
In addition to the legal requirements, the University requires the completion of its own entrance exams, the Admission Tests.
The admission process to the Master's degree begins by sending by post or courier to the Postgraduate Admissions Section the following documentation:
Once the documentation has been received and verified that the submitted degree gives access to the master's degree, as established in articles 15 and 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, the candidates take the training test of the chosen program, which is carried out by the Promotion and Admissions Department. This test takes place in person in Madrid and in different Spanish cities and, additionally, it can also be done remotely (online).
The admission test, which aims to analyze the student's abilities to complete the Master's degree program, evaluates the candidate's profile and abilities, so it does not require prior preparation and allows the student to receive broader and personalized advice on his/her academic and professional options. This test consists of two parts: the first is an aptitude test with which the maturity of the student is evaluated and the reasons that lead him/her to study with us are analyzed. The second is a specific test for the chosen program.
Once the different phases of the admission tests have been carried out, the candidate has a personal interview with the Master's Degree Coordinator, who makes a report on the candidate's profile of abilities, his/her degree of maturity, his/her personal interest in the Master's degree and his/her adaptation to the degree, which is attached to the file that will be studied by the Admissions Commission. In the case of remote written tests, the personal interview can be done through videoconference.
Once the admission tests have been completed, the Admission Committee, made up of the heads of the Department, the General Secretariat and the Promotion and Admissions Department, analyze the results and documentation presented by the candidate and approve or reject the application. The candidate receives written information about their admission, which is advanced by telephone, about the result of the admission process and about the formalization of their enrollment in the Program, the final documentation that must be submitted, duly legalized, etc.
The weighting of these admission tests is specified below:
Once the admission is communicated, candidates must make the reservation of a place in the program. This economic pre-enrollment guarantees the candidate's place at the University.
Pre-enrolled candidates who wish to formalize their academic enrollment in the University must, within the indicated time periods, follow the following steps:
The admission criteria for the case of students enrolled in distance learning degrees will be the same as those in the classroom attendance modality, but will add the following additional criteria:
Real possibility of correctly following the educational activities foreseen in the requested degree (which may have a certain classroom lecture component). This will be assessed during the personal interview, in which the interviewer, in addition to all the access and admission criteria already mentioned for the classroom attendance modality, will assess whether the candidate's work and personal situation, his/her availability of time, etc. is compatible with the normal development of the process and teaching-learning activities with the expected teaching load. As a result of this joint analysis, which will entail a mutual exchange of information, students can be guided in relation to their real possibilities, the recommended annual enrollment fee, the mandatory presence in some activities or, even if necessary, reject their candidacy, if a probable impossibility of satisfactorily performing the programmed educational activities is detected.
The Master 's degree wishes to respond to the growing demand of professionals in the security and defense sector, providing the student with a comprehensive training that allows them to analyze and act in different situations and environments.
The training offered by the Master's Degree responds to the challenges and needs of organizations, institutions and contemporary companies concerned with these matters. Thus proposed, the offer is attractive for a varied list of professionals of very diverse profile: personnel of the State Security Forces and Corps, members of the Armed Forces, professionals of private security, journalists and information professionals, political and economic analysts, company personnel with the function of analyzing risks, internal and international trade professionals, officials and non-permanent staff of International Organizations, individuals interested in security and defense issues that originate in organized societies and in international relationships, etc.
The International Conferences on Conflicts and Aggression (CICA) have met for the first time in Madrid. In its 40th edition, CICA has focused on the analysis of the risks and threats that critical infrastructures of any country can face. The sessions were organized by the Nebrija-Santander Chair on Analysis and Conflict Resolution, in collaboration with the Higher Center for National Defense Studies (CESEDEN).