Teaching

Strategic studies and security policies (LM-62)


The Master's Degree Course in Defence and security sciences is inspired by an interdisciplinary approach, in which the contents and methodologies of political science, political theory, law and economics complement each other in order to develop critical analysis skills and highly qualifying competences applicable to institutional and private organisational contexts. The learning pathway lays the foundations for the education of a modern, professionally trained managerial figure, who is able to assume responsibility in a highly complex and increasingly emergency scenario. In addition to the themes of government and administration, the degree course devotes special attention to security-related aspects and competencies as well as to the political and administrative activities within the context of high government ranks and in public and private institutions.

The prestige and complexity of the course is ensured by the high level of studies, the quality of the teaching staff and the involvement in workshops and in-depth activities.

The course is articulated into two learning pathway, one implemented in italian and one in english.

 

Modality of attendance
The teaching activities are presential, but for eligible students it is also possible to participate in live streaming, interacting live with the classroom.


LEARNING PATHWAYS
Strategic studies and security policies

The aim of the Master's Degree in Strategic studies and security policies is to provide high quality interdisciplinary education, functional to the progressive assumption of leadership and decision-making skills, within both institutional and private organizational contexts.

The aim of the learning pathway is to provide a broad overview of the strategic dynamics currently adopted even in crisis scenarios, of the security and its processes.

The course's teaching staff comprises professionals, experts, executives and administrators who have great operational experience and therefore are able to combine disciplinary knowledge and concrete practice. The educational activity is focused towards an interactive relationship between lecturer and student and consists in lectures, seminars, exercises, laboratory activities and self-assessment tests.

The student will have the possibility to participate to various initiatives, such as the thematic blog Geohub, an online space for in-depth analysis on themes related to international politics, managed by the student body of the degree course.

Career opportunities

The high multidisciplinary character of the course enables the students to develop the knowledge required in order to be accredited as specialists in political and social sciences, legal sciences and economics in middle and higher level positions in both the public and private sector.

Upon completion of the degree course, the students will be able to apply for the following work profiles:

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at public and private institutions
  • parliamentary officials and officials of national and international institutions
  • politicians, officials and leaders of parties, trade unions and trade associations
  • officials and managers of local, regional, ministerial and state administrations
  • officials and managers of regulatory and supervisory authorities
  • officials and managers of public and private utility management companies
  • executives of representative associations
  • heads of studies and institutional relations in large public and private groups

Throughout the learning pathway, the students will benefit from a series of coaching activities organized by the teaching staff, featuring frequent meetings and possible internship opportunities, including international ones, provided by LINK University's partner companies.

Subject

CFU

SSD

Public Communication

6

SPS/08

Economy and disciplines of market economics

9

SECS-P/02

Ethics and digital policy

6

SPS/01

Geopolitics

6

M-GGR/02

Cybersecurity

6

INF/01

History of european integration

6

SPS/06

History of intelligence institutions

6

SPS/03

Strategic Studies

9

SPS/04

Total I Year

54

 

Subject

CFU

SSD

Law of Digital Platforms

6

IUS/05

Law and practice of cybersecurity

6

IUS/01

International Policy

6

SPS/04

Sociology of Security

6

SPS/07

Further Linguistic Knowledge

6

 

Insegnamenti a scelta

12

 

Further knowledge for the introduction into the job market

3

 

Stage

6

 

Final Dissertation

15

 

Total II Year

66

 

Total

120

 


Strategic studies and security policies

The learning pathway provided in english features the same core of compulsory subjects, as those delivered in the learning pathway provided in itallian. The presence of different charactirizing subjects to those provided in italian, is functional to the purposes of the english learning pathway. The peculiarity of the english learning pathway is the high degree of internationality of the subjects provided. The interdisciplinary knowledge in the various fields is therefore inscribed in a comparative and international perspective, enabling the student to attain the ability to use the english language fluently in written and oral form with reference also to the specific vocabulary of the discipline.
 

Career opportunities

The candidates will develop the abilities required in order to accredit themselves as specialists in the same fields as the italian learning pathway, with greater international specialisation.

Upon completion of the degree course, the students will be able to apply for the following work profiles:

  • diplomatic career
  • international relations offices of large national and multinational companies
  • institutional relations and communication offices of international organisations, large national and multinational companies
  • small and medium-sized enterprises heading towards internationalization
  • Agenzia italiana della cooperazione allo sviluppo
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • NGOs and NPOs (ONLUS)

Subject

CFU

SSD

Conceptual history of international relations

6

SPS/02

Crime economics

9

SECS-P/06

Geopolitics

6

M-GGR/02

Public communication

6

SPS/08

Religions, identities, politics

6

M-STO/07

Security computer science

6

INF/01

Strategic studies

9

SPS/04

Transnational migrations

6

SPS/11

Total I Year

54

 

Subject

CFU

SSD

Cybersecurity law and practice

6

IUS/01

Diplomacy

6

SPS/04

Energy and climate international policies

6

SPS/04

Human rights

6

IUS/13

Other language skills

6

 

Elective modules

12

 

Other skills

3

 

Stage

6

 

Final dissertation

15

 

Total II Year

66

 

Total

120

 


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