Intelligence and security - XVII edition

II level
1 year
Alternate weekends (Friday 14:15/18:00 and Saturday: 09:30/13:15 – 14:15/18:00)
The Master's course will also give the students the possibility to attain the qualification for the following professions:
- Data Protection Officer
- Security Manager
- Privacy Specialist

Registrations are open
January 2024


The aim of the II level Master in Intelligence and Security is to give the candidates the opportunity to compete with the professional challenges characterizing the intelligence and security area. The geopolitical transformations characterizing the post-globalization phase, the role of the emerging and re-emerging powers, the growing economic and environmental constraints, the political and social impact of the technological revolution, are creating an innovative and risky mixture of traditional and new "hybrid threats". The pervasiveness of the technological processes characterizes today's "digital societies" profoundly changing the operational contexts of the intelligence activities and determining a new connection between Public and Private dimension, Homeland Security and Foreign Policy, Civil Affairs and Military Affairs. The strength, speed and fluidity that accompany the technological revolution produce uncertainty and instability everywhere, but the impact of new technologies varies according to the cultural traditions and political regimes of individual countries. In this respect, open societies take the greatest risks: the State of Law, the separation of powers, personal freedoms, free press, secrecy of correspondence, the protection of intellectual property and scientific research, the rights of the individual, the very pillars of democracy can be overwhelmed by the 'technological tsunami' and foreign interference. In the face of such threats, democracies have begun to react by deeply strengthening and reorganising their intelligence and 'defence' capabilities in both public institutions and the corporate world. Operators in intelligence and security, process analysts and experts in risk analysis are in increasing demand by organizations responsible for National Security, by the institutions operating in the European and Atlantic areas, as well as in sectors of the Public Security, Defense Departments, critical infrastructures, companies, research centres, both in the public and private sectors.

Target students and career opportunities

Target students

The purpose of the Master is to train professional figures, with adequate skills and knowledge in risk management, security, and intelligence activity. The course is aimed at both at those who are already in the sector and at candidates willong to become analysts and experts in the field, in line with the international standards. The Master is a highly professionalizing learning pathway, an excellent course for all the candidates willing to work in the Italian intelligence.

Upon completion of the Master, the students may aspire to the following professions:

  • Executives and managers in Authorities and National Agencies, at the Bank of Italy, at the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, structures and/or societies controlled and/or participated by the Public Administration;

  • Officers for regional, provincial and municipal administrations;

  • Operators in strategic enterprises and crytical infrastructures, operators in the arms industry, experts in security technologies and in charge of corporate security;Specialists and researchers in internal and foreign policy, diplomacy, international relations, geopolitics, strategic affairs and European studies, national security, fight against international organised crime and anti-laundering.


Applicants to the Master must have attained a Specialist Degree, a Master's Degree, and/or a Degree of the Old System, obtained at a University of the Italian Republic; as well as another equivalent Higher Institute, or a degree attained at an International University, provided that said Degree Title is legally recognized in Italy.

The candidates in possession of an academic title obtained abroad must be in possession of the declaration of value of the aforementioned qualification, issued by the competent Italian diplomatic or consular representatives of the country in which they obtained the qualification.

The requirements must be fulfilled and demonstrated at the University's call for applications deadline, under penalty of non-admission to the Master's selection test.


La retta annuale, senza agevolazioni, per l’iscrizione al Master è di € 12.000


Students wishing to enrol may request an appointment with the Guidance Office by calling +39 06 3400 6250

Internal Faculty

The internal Faculty is comprised of more than 70% of professors with over-five-year professional experience on the subject matter.

Scientific Director



Engineer and Professor at the Naval Academy of Livorno

Senior Advisor at Libyan Investment Authority and Consultant in International Government Affairs

Program Director Mentally Fit Institute- Adjunct Professor & Career Advisor Luiss Business School - ICF Coach

Expert of Cooperation and Development, Professor of International Law 

Coesia Group Security and Travel Senior Manager

Advocate, founding member of LP Avvocati

Senior Manager of SaipemEni with great operational experience in top positions abroad and in Italy, and with Group Risk Management E Governance

Researcher Reputation Management S.r.l

CEO IFI Security

CEO Soluzione Pa, S.r.l.

Ceo Cybera S.r.l.

Ph.D. Eng., Impact & Blast Scientist Innovator presso TNO-Defence, Safety and Security at the Hague, Netherlands.

Country Manager Mentally Fit Institute - ICF Coach& Trainer MBA Program & Executive Education Luiss Business School

Partner of Carnelutti Studio Legale Associate, Responsible of the Department of Technologies Law, Privacy and Cybersecurity

CEOIFI Advisory (intelligence & fraud investigation), Senior manager at PWC – Anti money laundering services

CSO at Sky, Officer of the Financial Police

Professor of Reputation Management and specialist in Crisis communication

Independent Expert of the uropean Research Agency/Civil aviation security instructor, Manager of the Administration of Public Security

Head of Research and Intelligence at PANTA RAY

Lawyer & Compliance Manager at IFI Advisory

Expert in Cooperation and Development. Lawyer and professor at the Institute for European Studies 'Alcide De Gasperi'

President Ass.I.V. – Italian Association Surveillance and Fiduciary Services

  • Legislation related to security/li>
  • Risk management & business continuity
  • Travel security
  • Active and passive defence design methodologies
  • Voluntary principle & human rights
  • Subsidiary, complementary and participatory security
  • Aviation security
  • Cybersecurity
  • GDPR - Privacy specialist
  • Compliance & business governance: organizational management models
  • Crisis communication 
  • Intelligence and its use
  • Crisis management
  • The golden share
  • Confidentiality and secrecy of information
  • Open source intelligence and business intelligence

The stage is not mandatory for the purpose of the attainment of the qualification. Upon request of the student, the university will propose the activation of the internship to affiliated companies/institutions.


Upon completion of the learning pathway, the candidates in possession of the certification prerequisites will be able to register for the certification examination issued by a certified body. As provided for by Law No. 4/2013, the certification issued by accredited bodies qualifies professionals who are not members of professional orders or associations. 

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