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Master's Degree in Strategic Security and Police Management

Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spanish
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Master's Degree in Strategic Security and Police Management

Program description

Master's Degree in Strategic Security and Police Management

Security and policing constitute one of the primary social and political concerns of recent decades, and interest in this subject continues to grow. An increasing demand for professionalization and for knowledge in this area of study has given rise to a need for training and research in the strategic management of policies, organizations and resources in the fields of security and the police.

The University of Barcelona, in cooperation with the Institute of Public Security of Catalonia, offers this master's degree program to prepare professionals to perform strategic management tasks in the areas of security and the police. Through identifying and analysing the social and legal transformations that have occurred in this field, students will acquire the knowledge to direct and manage security organizations. Students will become familiar with the instruments required for effective professional and scientific development in these areas from a theoretical and practical perspective. The course provides students with advanced, specialized, multidisciplinary training that will allow them to acquire up-to-date and reasoned understanding of the services, techniques and national and international issues associated with security in today's world.

The languages of instruction for this program are Catalan: 50%, Spanish: 50%.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

This master's degree provides students with the training to perform strategic management tasks in the areas of security and the police. By identifying and analysing the social and legal transformations that have occurred in this field, students will acquire the knowledge to direct security organizations and manage the necessary resources. Students will become familiar with the instruments required for effective professional and scientific development in these areas, from a theoretical and practical perspective. The expert teaching staff provide students with advanced, specialized, multidisciplinary training that will allow them to acquire up-to-date and reasoned understanding of the services, techniques and national and international issues associated with security in today's world.

Career opportunities

Management and executive positions in security and police management, analysis and consultancy work in the same field.

About this institute

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...


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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

Contact info

Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
Spain

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www.ub.edu

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