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Postgraduate Program in Intelligence Management and Security

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Postgraduate Program in Intelligence Management and Security

The program in Intelligence Management and Security will respond to challenges posed by the new agenda of international security and defense and the information culture, facing conflicts of interest of the institutions, resulting from the challenges posed by the new framework of international security and the globalization. This postgraduate program on Intelligence Management and Security provides skills on analytical tools and presents methodologies to evaluate, manage, and make decisions in complex security and defense international contexts, which requires the understanding of the political, diplomatic, economic, and social regional framework.

The Program gives access to the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate (GEOINT), accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). This certificate implies the attendance of additional curricular units.

The applications for this program are open between October 11th and November 17th, 2022. To apply, click here.

Partner Entities

  • IDN
    Instituto da Defesa Nacional
  • Sirp
    Sistema de Informações da Républica Portuguesa
  • Vagas

    Format

    After Working Hours

  • Lingua

    Length and ECTS

    2 semesters (60 ECTS)

  • Semestres

    Attendance

    Twice a week

  • Book Open

    Start Date

    February 2023

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Who is it for?

This Program is aimed at undergraduates in any compatible field, wishing to acquire skills related to security and strategic studies, or who wish to update their knowledge and explore new perspectives, given the current theories and subjects.

Among the potential targets of this postgraduate program, those who work in the fields of intelligence and security, in particular elements of the forces and security services, military, decision-making support and competitive intelligence managers, NGO technicians, other technicians of the public administration responsible for information management, stand out in the application process.

Goals

The goal of this program is to train technical staff and managers to:

  • Obtain comprehensive skills in the various stages of the information production cycle;

  • Understand, analyze, and research globalization processes;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of intelligence and information gathering, and techniques of data analysis;

  • Communicate complex issues, clearly and effectively;

  • Promote key skills to support decision making, enhanced by the use of Competitive Intelligence and Business processes;

  • Understand the role of strategic intelligence to support decision making.

Study Plan

The Study Plan consists of 8 mandatory course units, in a total of 60 ECTS:

Spring Semester

Course Units Professor(s) Coordination ECTS
Cybersecurity João Barbas Marco Reis IDN 7,5
Globalization and Security Risks Teresa Rodrigues NOVA IMS 7,5
Intelligence Services and Political Regimes Vasco Rato Paula Esperança Paula Morais SIRP / IDN 7,5
Social Network Intelligence Guilherme Victorino Tiago Humberto Oliveira NOVA IMS 7,5

Fall Semester

Course Units Professor(s) Coordination ECTS
Economic and Competitive Intelligence Luís Madureira NOVA IMS 7,5
Methodology and Techniques of Analysis and Prospective José Félix Ribeiro NOVA IMS 7,5
Regional Dynamics of Security and Defense Luís Cunha IDN 7,5
Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis Paula Esperança SIRP 7,5

Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2021-2022

9th  Edition - Spring Semester

Classes from February 14th to June 4th, 2022.*

Exams:

  • 1st period: from June 6th to July 2nd, 2022;
  • 2nd period: from July 4th to 16th, 2022.

Holidays:

  • Carnival break: February 28th and March 1st, 2022;
  • Easter break: from April 11th to 16th, 2022.

Enrollment in the Spring Semester (through netP@ Academic Portal): from February 7th to 11th, 2022.

* The missed classes of February 28th and March 1st will be replaced according to the schedule provided by the Professors. The missed classes of April 25th will be replaced on the Saturday immediately following the holiday; other missing lessons throughout the semester can be replaced on the immediate Saturday following the missed classes.

Fall Semester

Classes from September 5th to December 17th, 2022.**

Exams:

  • 1st period: from January 2nd to 28th, 2023;
  • 2nd period: from January 30th to February 11th, 2023.

Holidays:

  • Christmas break: from December 19th to 31st, 2022.

Enrollment in the Fall Semester (through netP@ Academic Portal): from July 18th to 31st, 2022.

** The missed classes of October 5th, November 1st, December 1st and 8th will be replaced on the Saturday immediately following the holiday; other missing lessons throughout the semester can be replaced on the immediate Saturday following the missed classes.

Academic Year 2022-2023

10th  Edition - Spring Semester

Classes from February 13th to June 3rd, 2023.***

Exams:

  • 1st period: from June 5th to July 1st, 2023;
  • 2nd period: from July 3rd to 15th, 2023.

Holidays:

  • Carnival break: February 20th and 21st, 2023;
  • Easter break: from April 3rd to 8th, 2023.

Enrollment in the Spring Semester (through netP@ Academic Portal): from January 30th to February 5th, 2023.

*** The missed classes of February 20th and 21st will be replaced according to the schedule provided by the Professors. The missed classes of April 25th and May 1st will be replaced on the Saturday immediately following the holiday; other missing lessons throughout the semester can be replaced on the immediate Saturday following the missed classes.

Fall Semester

The classes start in September and end in December of 2023. The exams will be held from January to February of 2024.

Length, Timetable and Exams

Length

The program lasts 2 semesters. The classes will start in February 2022, ending in December of the same year, and run after working hours (after 6:30 p.m.), 2 to 3 times a week.

Timetable

Fall Semester: see the timetable here for the academic year 2022-2023.

Exams

Spring Semester: see the exams calendar here for the academic year 2021-2022.

Admissions and Fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

4th  Applications Phase

From October 11th to November 17th, 2022 (only for Portuguese speaking applicants).

Entry Requirements

To enter this program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a compatible field (completed by January 2023);
  • Be proficient in Portuguese (spoken and written).

This program is taught in Portuguese.

How to Apply and Selection Process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process is based on the analysis of academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions's Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates - face-to-face or videoconference.

Application Fee

The fee of the application is €51. The application can only be considered after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated period, non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program is €4.100.

Tuition fee payment dates

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program can be paid in full or in four installments:

  • Full payment: February 22nd to 28th, 2023.
  • Payment in four installments:
    • 1st February 22nd to 28th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 2nd April 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 3rd September 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 4th November 25th to 30th, 2023 (25% of tuition fee).

Registration fee

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this postgraduate program's tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.150 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1.40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).

Discounts

  • Financial discount: students who choose to pay the tuition fee in a single payment have a 2,5% discount on the payable amount;
  • NOVA IMS' Alumni (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master Degree and Doctoral Programs) from a different program of the one they will attend have a 20% discount on the tuition fee, cumulative with the financial discount;
  • Companies that finance the program to at least 2 employees, in the same academic year, have a 10% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts;
  • Companies that finance the program to 3 or more employees, in the same academic year, have a 20% discount on the tuition fee. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts;
  • 15% discount, not cumulative with other discounts, for employees of:
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    • Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    • Ministry of National Defence;
    • Ministry of Economy;
    • Ministry of Finance;
    • Ministry of Justice.

FAQ

Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal. To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format), except for the Doctoral Program, where it is also necessary to upload a Letter of Intent. The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2022-2023. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until January 2023, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until January 2023.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Skype.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    The classes will be taught in Portuguese.

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at https://sas.unl.pt/en/scholarships-2/scholarships_/ or contact them directly to bolsas@unl.pt. We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage www.unl.pt/en/nova/parking-campus.

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at https://sas.unl.pt/en/accommodation/.
    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact adnovaims@novaims.unl.pt.

Achievement Award

All students that stand out, during their academic path, for their academic excellence in the different course units and programs are celebrated. These awards are given by Members of AD NOVA IMS and/or other supportive entities.

Supportive Entity

  • Governodeportugal (1)
    Best Student of Undergraduate/ Postgraduate/ Master Degree Programs

    Scholarship with Value to be Defined

Frederico Colaço
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Ana Guerreiro
University Lecturer and Researcher in Criminology | Universidade da Maia and Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto
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My choice for this program was primarily aimed at deepening knowledge related to the role of intelligence in strategic decision-making in the areas of security and defense, but the fact that the faculty follows a multidisciplinary theoretical-practical approach opened up horizons for me in a broader spectrum of the business world.
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The Postgraduate Program in Intelligence Management and Security allowed me to acquire new knowledge in the field of intelligence and provided the essential tools and techniques for the decision-making process in the field of criminal action.