Postgraduate Degree in Technology and Security


Technology is an increasingly important element in security policies and its implementation. For security we are referring to the elements that have to do with national security, physical security, cybersecurity and also citizen security.

Contemporary forms are based mainly on sensor technologies, such as video cameras or automatic data capture and tracking tools. There is an increasing demand for public safety policies that contemplate in perspective the challenges of technological innovation: how policies can be designed in a democratic way, as technologies can be designed and conceived taking into account their “societal” impact (social, ethical and legal) as well as how security policies can reflect societies in which the interaction is increasingly online and involves the processing of personal data. It is essential that political actors and NGOs understand the functioning of the technologies used to guarantee security (political evaluation, democratic control and security policies) and technological design.

  • Create a training space that addresses issues such as the design and management of security policies from the local level, and the key role that technology plays in its management.
  • Understand, from a comprehensive perspective, the process of producing the demands for security and public policies aimed at attending to them.
  • Develop, manage and evaluate public safety policies.
  • Progress in understanding the potentialities and risks of the technological factor in the management of security.
  • Efficiently develop the responsibilities of the actors (institutional or social) in the democratic governance of security.
  • Unveil the sociological, legal, political and ethical context in which policies and technologies aimed at protecting safety are developed.

The Postgraduate course on Technology and Security has a multidisciplinary approach and comprises the following modules:

Modulos Postgraduate Tech ans Security

Security and Surveillance I and II

In these modules students will be introduced to the use of technologies in policing and the externalities associated. The aim is a training to be proficient in those terms related to risks associated to physical surveillance and data surveillance.

Security Policy Analysis I and II

These modules aim to comprehend the policy cycle (from design to evaluation including implementation), as well as diagnosing and defining public problems, dealing with stakeholders, emphasizing in concrete politics on security.

Design of Secure Systems

– Threat detection and modelling
– Translating societal concerns into technological solutions
– Cryptography, anonymity and re-identification
– Secure storage and authentication management

Security in a Global World

This subject explores the state of the art of the new risks associated to globalisation under public policy approach.

Security and Urban Management

In this module students will learn how to address specific problems related to security, technology and management issues and local policies, especially in relation to public space.

Aimed At

This course is aimed at professionals or interested in the field of technology consultancy related to security.


To have university training preferably in social, law or engineering sciences.


Combination of teaching material based on audiovisual resources and compulsory and advisory readings (5 hours of material per credit). In autonomous work and targeted work, participatory methodologies will be applied to the “learning by doing” model.

Assessment system

The basic evaluation model is based on individual or group work of a diverse nature. It will be mandatory to give a work by subject at least. Depending on the teacher, other assessment tests will be required during the course. It is mandatory to complete all the teaching sessions and to deliver 100% of the work and activities evaluable of the course to obtain the title.