The Master’s on Technology and Security has a multidisciplinary approach and comprises the following modules:
CRIME, SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGY [3 ECTS]
In this module students will be focused on the comprehension of insecurity in its broader sense. The main theories from sociology of law, criminology, deviance and surveillance will be analysed. The key factor in this subject is the inclusion of subjective elements into the analysis, subjectivities linked to the environment that have an impact on perception about risk, safety and insecurity.
This subject is centered in developing the ability to articulate responses to crisis, emergencies and mega events in urban settings and critical infrastructure. Particular attention is drawn to concepts and models such as leadership and coordination in different scenarios. The concept of resilience is introduced in this subject as well.
SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE [4 ECTS]
In this module 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 [4 ECTS]
This module introduces students into the security policy analysis. It aims 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.
SECURITY AND URBAN MANAGEMENT [5 ECTS]
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.
SECURITY IN A GLOBAL WORLD [4 ECTS]
This subject explores the state of the art of the new risks associated to globalisation under public policy approach.
The aim of this module is to addressing the legal and sociological basis of the proliferation of the use of technology in the field of security, addressing risk-related issues, new professional profiles, administrative capacity and evaluation of externalities
This subject is focused on the challenge of coordinating forces, actors and different jurisdictions, not only among public and private security actors, but also in the cross-country perspective under international relations contexts. It will provide students with a comprehensive and comparative overview of the development of legal frameworks, community policing and public security systems in a wide perspective.
TOOLS, STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES [4 ECTS]
This subject will provide students with a general overview and under comparative perspective of the development of public and private security systems around the world, along with the coordination of different relevant branches in public administration settings. It also addresses from a practical and comprehensive perspective concrete tools for security management from the participatory vision.
SECURITY, DATA AND SURVEILLANCE [4 ECTS]
The purpose of this module is to introduce students in all the aspects related to data gathering (sensitive data, gathered in massive forms or using technological possibilities) under the data protection and right to privacy perspective.
This module will allow students to comprehend the theoretical backgrounds for the Surveillance Studies and the identification of surveilled societies, with a special emphasis on the techno-social relations.