The technological revolution, the economic interdependence processes and geopolitical transformations create a framework increasingly complex and diversified risks and threats to the security and stability of the country-systems . In the new global context intelligence activities are destined to become increasingly strategically important both for governmental institutions to the corporate world. Intelligence analysts and experts are increasingly in demand by institutional bodies in charge of national security and public security, the armed forces, from companies and public and private research centers.
To deal with these new challenges, the Master's Degree in Intelligence and security involves acting as faculty professionals of excellence, from the intelligence community , academia and research , from the defense and security sector and businesses .
The educational objectives are the following:
a) provide operators with a professional upgrade to the height of technological and organizational innovation processes that characterize the sector Intelligence and Security in the contemporary world;
b) forming a new generation of young analysts and experts in line with the most advanced international standards.
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
General deadline, applies to everyone.)
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Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
The program is divided as follows:
At the end of every module is foreseen an exam to evaluate the acquired skills.
Unit 0- Basic Learning
The Unit 0 has the purpose to give an introduction to the basic concepts and to the terminology’s directory. The attendants need these two criteria in order to understand the various themes that are present in the following Units:
– Terminology’s directory and epistemological glossary
– Introduction to the intelligence’s concept
– Security and intelligence’s culture and practice
Unit 1- Critical Thinking and analysis’ methodology
The Unit 1 is designed to paint a complete picture of the intelligence and security’s world. Therefore, it analyses the different themes and the difference between them. For example, the differences between institutional and private, intelligence and counter intelligence, open sources’ analysis, misinformation and strategic deceit with reference to the new media:
– Institutional and private Intelligence and counter intelligence
– Espionage and counter intelligence
– Focus on open sources: analysis
– Investigative Journalism’s techniques
– Strategic Analysis
– Misinformation and strategic deceit
– Mass Media and influence’s process’ analysis
– Elint, SIGINT and detection satellite and airborne systems (multispectral and optical)
Unit 2- New Analysis’ Methodologies
The Unit 2 combines the modern technologies’ applications with the need of security by integrating the new analysis’ and forecast’s methodologies: neural nets, genetic algorithms, data mining, text mining, complexity theory and divergent thinking. This Unit characterizes this Master from other intelligence and security courses. Moreover, it’s recognized as an excellent program among all of the similar postgraduate Master programs.
Unit 3- POLICY MAKING AND SECURITY’S INTELLIGENCE
The Unit 3- has the duty to see in depth relative aspects of the security and intelligence’s world which are fundamental for the operators. This part of the Master program will focus on the following issues: Italian national interests, critical infrastructures’ security, crises management’s system management, non conventional threats (drugs, ecomafia, illegal weapon transit)
At the end of the program, in order for the title to be released, is foreseen a presentation with discussion of a thesis that will cover all the material learned in the courses.
International Guest Lecturer:
To register you must submit the following documents:
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Italy when:
No work experience is required.
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