MVNIA offers a four-semester full-time master’s degree in the field of intelligence and national security. Completing a master’s degree is a mandatory condition of applications for doctoral and postdoctoral programmes.

 

Master of Professional Studies Programmes

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programmes are aimed at graduate students who wish to work for the Romanian Intelligence Service.

You can choose the Intelligence Analysis specialization within the Faculty of Intelligence Studies and, upon graduation, you will be employed as an analyst, or you can choose the Intelligence and National Security specialization within the Faculty of Information, and upon graduation, you will be employed as an operations officer.

The analysts monitor the global developments in order to understand tendencies, decode causal relationships, and anticipate foreseeable evolutions. By becoming the keeper of what we know and what we don’t know, you could have the role of shaping the collection of information activities or conveying assessments on important national security issues to the legal beneficiaries, such as the Romanian President or Prime Minister.

The operations officers collect information, which is then included in enhanced knowledge products or is used in building complex operations. The operations officers play the role of assessors of the operative situation, coordinate and recruit intelligence agents.

By using joint teams – analysts and operations officers, the Romanian Intelligence Service prevents the materialization of risks and neutralizes the threats to national security.

 

CURRICULUM FOR “INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY”

Intelligence Operations Familiarization Course

Intelligence in the XXIst century

Risk Analysis

Dynamics of Power Balance in the XXIst Century

Romanian Intelligence Agencies History

English Language

Applied Informatics in Intelligence Activity

The Role of Intelligence in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Main Themes in International Relations

Human Behaviour Optimization Techniques

Military Training

The Emergence of and the Response to Asymmetric Threats

Intelligence Activity Legal Framework

Local, Regional, and Global Security

Rule of Law, Democracy, and National Security

Modern Intelligence

Psychosociology Applied to Intelligence Activity

Academic Research Methodology

National Security Organization Management

Subjects Pertaining to Intelligence Officers Training

 

CURRICULUM FOR “INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS”

Intelligence Operations Familiarization Course

Dynamics of Power Balance in the XXIst Century

Cognitive Errors in Intelligence Analysis

Romanian Intelligence Agencies History

The Role of Intelligence in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Applied Informatics in Intelligence Activity

Human Behaviour Optimization Techniques

Logic and Theory of Argumentation

The Emergence of and the Response to Asymmetric Threats

Military Training

English Language

Semantics and Semiotics in Intelligence

Modern Intelligence

Rule of Law, Democracy, and National Security

Local, Regional, and Global Security

The Legal Framework of the Intelligence Activity

Subjects pertaining to Intelligence Officers Training

National Security Organization Management

Academic Research Methodology

Intelligence in the XXIst Century

 

MASTER OF RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

MVNIA offers Master of Research (MS) programmes for civil society representatives who are interested in improving their knowledge of security education and security culture.

MS programmes are aimed at civil society and business sector experts who wish to learn more about how the field of intelligence can be academically studied and interconnected with all aspects of social life. For the purpose of ensuring a diversified analysis of the current complex global phenomena, the purpose of the MS programmes is also to offer society more research-based knowledge and to present a pluridisciplinary vision.

MS programmes aim to raise the awareness level regarding the dynamic challenges to the security environment of which Romania is part of, to the benefit of local and national authorities.

 

  • MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION

The Management of National Security Information master’s programme is aimed at:

  • providing a basic understanding of the Romanian national security architecture, the legislation, and the roles played by the main institutions in our country in protecting Romania and its interests;
  • deepening of the specific national and international security topics, teaching the concepts and practices that lie at the basis of the information management activity of foreign intelligence agencies;
  • providing the necessary analytical tools for making value judgments on global security issues;
  • providing support in writing research papers on various topics related to defense, national security, and intelligence management.

CURRICULUM

National and Euro-Atlantic Security

South-East Europe Security

Diplomacy and National Security

Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Analytical Programmes

National Security Information

Techniques and Methodology Curriculum

Intelligence Security Systems and Strategies

Security Policy Strategies

Organizations Management

Communication and Social Influencing Studies

Issues of Peace and War

Geopolitics and Geostrategy

Change and Risk Management

Local and Regional Security

Politico-Military Crises Management

Intelligence Management. Laws and Regulations

NATO and UE

Project Management

Communication in Critical Situations

 

  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN COUNTERING TERRORISM

The Information Management in Countering Terrorism master’s programme focuses on the following key areas:

  • acquiring general knowledge on preventing and countering terrorism, as part of the national and Euro-Atlantic security;
  • getting acquainted with the main international academic doctrines related to terrorist threats management;
  • deepening the main conceptual elements employed by intelligence and security agencies in understanding and explaining potential terrorist manifestations;
  • building an analytical framework needed by students to decode elements of global public speech and to understand the terrorist phenomenon.

CURRICULUM

Security Strategies and Policies

The Psychosociology of Terrorism

Al-Qaeda Phenomenon Incidence in Europe. Case studies

Militancy – Radicalization – Recruitment. Sources and Resources of Voluntary Terrorism

Strategies and Policies of Countering Terrorism Financing

Negotiations Techniques in Critical Situations

Forms of Manifestation of the Contemporary Terrorist Phenomenon

International Terrorist Phenomenon Tendencies. Dissolution of the Structured Terrorism

Globalization and Antiglobalization. Terrorist Phenomenon Evolution Projections

Legal Instruments of Prevention and Countering Terrorism

The Role of Circumstantial Factors in Explaining Terrorism

The Romanian Outlook on Preventing and Countering Terrorism

Preventing and Countering Terrorism – International Strategies and Mechanisms

Management and Communication during Terrorist Crisis Situations

Diplomacy in Preventing and Countering Terrorism

Media and Terrorism: from Cause to Effect

Multinational Operations Countering Terrorism

Project Management

Counter-Terrorism History. Lessons Learned

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE STUDIES

International Relations and Intelligence Studies (IRIS) Master program aims to specialize students in the following areas:

 

  • Achieving knowledge and competences specific to establishing public policies and security strategies, coordinating intelligence processes, and using instruments that belong to the field of international relations, with a view to raising awareness of the vulnerabilities and countering risks to national security;
  • Extending knowledge of the dimensions of national, European and Euro-Atlantic relations in a knowledge-based society;
  • Understanding the content and mechanisms that govern modern intelligence and characterise the Euro-Atlantic security environment;
  • Improving research abilities in the field of international relations and European studies through personal research papers within interdisciplinary research-development projects.

 

CURRICULUM

Advanced theories in the study of international relations National security policy
Methodology of scientific research in international relations and security studies Geopolitics and security
Intelligence and economic security Intelligence analysis
International law International economy and finances
Theory and practice in intelligence Conflict management: principles and practices
Economic theory of war Communication in international relations
European and Euro-Atlantic policies and strategies Romania’s foreign policy
Compared systems of national security Evolution of international systems
Classic and modern in security studies Terrorism and counterterrorism
Operations of strategic influence Intelligence and the hybrid war
Ethics of research Diplomacy in international relations
International security organisations