Law and Security at Universidade Nova de Lisboa embodies an interdisciplinary aproach due to the need to confront contemporary and emerging (in)security matters, increasingly demanding transnational, regional, and even global responses.
The focus of this Master’s Degree lies in the growing threats in the area of global and regional security, as well as those of states and citizens – with the unprecedented growth of novel terrorist threats, new forms of organised crime, and ever more violent holistic conflicts, among many other issues of concern. This gives rise to a series of challenges to traditional forms of action by public authorities and civil societies.
Today, surely more than ever, security is inextricably linked to democracy, citizenship, globalisation and development, and has to deal with both old and novel threats given their potential fast recasting the world over. This naturally calls for new academic awareness, which is what our MLS aims to provide and to help develop by bringing such awareness to the fore.
The general objective is to provide specialised training in matters of Law and of Security, from a multidisciplinary, integrated perspective. There are also specific objectives:
- To understand, from a geostrategic perspective, the challenges that the new international configuration brings to the individual and collective security of states – namely by analysing the design of a regional, international and a legal order designed to face the new challenges to security arising from organised crime, particularly with regard to the use of force;
- To promote in-depth discussions about security as a fundamental right and as a limit to other fundamental rights in the light of national Constitutions and of other normative orders in the international order within which we live, and given a changing international system under ever-increasing stresses – consistently with a focus on the rule of law;
- To systematically examine the internal legal order and the institutional responses, among others, regarding the domains of national, regional, and international security, and the roles filled by the branches of the increasingly complex, varied, and interconnected Armed Forces, the changing roles of extant police forces, and the various intelligence services;
- To understand the role of research and crime in contemporary socio-political and socio-economic domains, as well as in environmental dynamics, which includes a careful assessment of the importance of other communal and more inclusive security systems, such as civil protection, and cybersecurity or private security, in developing a sense of security.
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- Community Security and Civil Protection
- Security, State and Constitution
- Homeland Security and Police Law
- European Security Law
- Scientific Research Methodology
- International Security Law
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesEuropean Law Criminal Law Terrorism & Security
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International3900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA3900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- first year - 3900€
- second year - 1000€
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