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Post Graduation in Information and Security Management

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This course was created within the framework of the protocol established between the Information Service of the Portuguese Republic (SIRP), the National Defence Institute (IDN) and the Association for the Development of ISEGI-NOVA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The Post Graduation in Information and Security Management  is aimed at professionals with functions in the areas of intelligence and security, security forces and services personnel, military personnel, public administration managers and technicians in the areas of decision support and competitive intelligence.

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  • Obtaining skills to understand the various stages of the information production cycle;
  • Understanding, analysis and investigation of the process(es) of Globalization;
  • Demonstration of knowledge of intelligence and information gathering and data analysis techniques;
  • Promotion of decision support capabilities enhanced by the use of knowledge management processes, Competitive and Business Intelligence;
  • Understanding the role of strategic intelligence in supporting decision making.​​

The course lasts for two academic semesters. Classes start in February and end in December of the same year, and are held after work (from 6:30 pm), twice a week.

The Study Plan​​ for this course consists of 60 ECTS, which correspond to the following curricular units:

Spring semester

  • ​Cybersecurity​
  • Globalization and Security Risks
  • Information Services and Political Regimes
  • Social Network Intelligence​​​

Autumn semester

  • Regional Dynamics of Security and Defense
  • Economic and Competitive Intelligence
  • Analysis and Foresight Methodology and Techniques​
  • Structured Analytical Techniques for Information Analysis​


This postgraduate degree is intended for graduates in any compatible area who wish to acquire security studies and strategic studies skills or update their knowledge and explore new perspectives, given current theories and themes.​

Among the potential recipients of this postgraduate degree are those who have responsibilities in the areas of information and security, in particular, elements of the security forces and services, the military, managers who work in areas of decision-making support and competitive intelligence​ ​and technicians from NGOs, other technicians from the public administration with responsibility in terms of information management.​


Applications are submitted online at the NOVA IMS Applications Portal, where candidates have to fill in the available form and upload their Curriculum Vitae and pay the application fee.​​

The tuition fee for this course is €4,100. There are special discount conditions and various payment methods. For more information, click here.​​



Prof. Guilherme Victorino​

Prof. Doctor Teresa Rodrigues

National Defence Institute

Course Coordinator:
Prof. Dr Helena Carreiras

1st edition - 2014
2nd edition - 2015
3rd edition - 2016
4th edition - 2017
5th edition - 2018
6th edition - 2019
7th edition - 2020
8th edition - 2021​


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