|Faculty or school||Institute of Public Security of Catalonia|
|Branch of knowledge||Social Sciences|
|Length of course||4 academic years|
|Approximate price per credit||17,69 €|
|Coordinator||JOSE BAQUES QUESADA|
Objectives and competences
What you will learn
- The scientific basis of the fundamental aspects of security and the transnational importance of the sector, taking into account the range and complexities of security threats in an international context: climate change, environmental disasters, food risk, terrorism, computer crime, financial crime, etc.
- The importance of a holistic approach to security management that incorporates the varied aspects of safety and security, which, in addition to the traditional activities carried out by police and security forces, private security firms, fire protection services and civil protection, encompass a range of tasks frequently carried out by chemists, engineers, physicists, geologists, criminologists, doctors, and other professionals (the degree does not provide professional training for these profiles but it does give students a general understanding of their relationship with the general field of security).
- The need to adapt to major changes in contemporary society and to acquire a specific analytical language through which to discuss and address the challenges encountered in the different areas of security.
- To work as professionals in the broadest possible security community, making the most of opportunities in the international and transnational sectors.
- Number of ECTS credits: 240
- Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law
- Faculty or school: Institute of Public Security of Catalonia (ISPC)
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileWhat you will need - An interest in pursuing an international career in the security sector. - A general interest in security in the public and private sectors. - A capacity for analysis and synthesis and for abstract critical thought. - Language skills, primarily English. - A capacity for spoken and written communication.
Access requirements and conditions
Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.
Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.
Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.
For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- After enrolment
- Grants and financial aid
Support and guidance
Pre-enrolment information and events
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||12|
List of subjects
|Constitutional law||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Contemporary Political and Social History||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to Psychology of Safety||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to Sociology||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Political science||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Administrative Science||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to Criminology||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to Public Policies||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Political and Constitutional System||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Principles of Criminal Law||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Collective Action and Social Movements||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Police Administration||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Psychology Applied to Security||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Security Theories||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|New Transnational Risks: Financial Security, Markets and Energy Sources||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Private Security I||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Public International Law||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|World Political System||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Food Safety||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Leadership and Communication||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Private Security II||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Strategic Intelligence||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Business Management: Human Resources and Outsourcing||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Civil Protection||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Negotiation and Mediation Techniques||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Research Paradigms||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Final Project||2nd semester||Compulsory final project||12|
Pathways and specializationsSpecialization in International Security
Specialization in Corporate Security
Pathway without Specialization
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
What can you work on ?You will be able to work in the following fields: Career opportunities in Corporate Security - Corporate security and risk management in small and medium-sized business. - Private security, in qualified roles including security director, company manager, staff trainer and security advisor. - Security in local corporations: security office and civil protection roles. Career opportunities in International Security - Security advisory services for business internationalization projects. - International security analysis and consultancy. - International cooperation in non-governmental organizations. Career opportunities not directly linked to either specialization - Security management in the public and private sectors, providing solutions to the problems generated by an increasingly restrictive legislative framework. - Security consultancy for companies and organizations. - Security advisory services for business associations. - Security analysis for public policy design, implementation and evaluation. - Services to state security forces, fire protection services and civil protection. - Professional areas associated with emergency response. - The media. - Teaching and research in the field of security, with a particular focus on knowledge generation.
Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya
Ctra. C-17, Barcelona-Ripoll km 13,5 - 08100 Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona
93 567 50 00
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