Speciality: Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection
Awarded qualification: Bachelor in Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection
Level of qualification: Bachelor
Specific admission requirements: Diploma of Secondary Education, Entrance examination - essay on a socially important topic.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning :
• Information and directions: Chief Assist. Prof. Galina Mileva, PhD ECTS – coordinator of Department of Security and Safety, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Recognition of credits on the basis of presented documents: academic transcript or diploma from a previous study; international diplomas and foreign language certificates (English - Cambridge FCE, TOEFEL; German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Sprahdiplom, Zweite Stufe; Russian – ТРКИ; French - DELF; Spanish - DELE); international diplomas and computer skills certificates to meet ECDL (The European Computer Driving Licence).
- certification of knowledge and skills through passing examinations in: foreign language by the Department of Foreign Language Teaching, computer skills by the Department of Computer Studies, specific knowledge and skills for the professional area by the Department of Security and Safety;
- Allocation of credits: the Department of Security and Safety awards relevant to the study programme of the course credits based on the results of certification of knowledge and skills.
Qualification requirements and regulations: To acquire the qualification in the specialization 'Counteraction to Crime and Public Order Protection' 240 credits are needed, 176 of them are from compulsory courses, 34,5 credits are from elective courses, 19,5 credits are from optional courses and 10 credits are from state exams.
Profile of the programme: The contemporary trend of increasing crime and antisocial behaviour require that the prevention and control of crime to be carried out in a new and complicated criminogenic situation by specialists who have a complex set of legal, criminological, pedagogical, psychological and economic knowledge and skills combined with special knowledge that can be acquired by doing courses within the scope of police subjects.
The major has an interdisciplinary character. The study programme includes subjects divided into three blocks – compulsory, elective and optional with a focus on conventional, economic and organized crime.
Key learning outcomes
The major prepares professionals for preventive action, re-socialization of persons with deviant and criminal behaviour, participation in law enforcement and institutions of human rights protection, for correctional facilities, specialists of alternative forms of correction and resocialization, probation and other social workers, specialists in mediation to resolve conflicts (mediators) and others.
Occupational profiles of graduates
The acquired qualification allows graduates to develop a career in the system of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, in municipal departments of public order and security, in public and private organizations performing functions of public order protection and combating crime, prisons, children's pedagogical rooms, etc.
Access to further studies: Successful graduates can continue their education in Master's Degree programmes "Law", "Legal Expertise", "Customs Intelligence and Investigation" at the Faculty of Law and others.
|No||ECTS code||Course||Lectures and seminars||Out-of-class workload||Credits|
|1.||LAW1047||General Theory of Law, part 1||60||120||6|
|3.||SPO1003||Sports - Personal Protection part 1||45||90||4,5|
|Total for the 1st semester||300||600||30|
|1.||INF1032||Information Systems and Technology||30||60||3|
|2.||LAW1017||Constitutional Law, part 1||60||120||6|
|3.||LAW1047||General Theory of Law, part 2||45||90||4,5|
|4.||SPO1003||Sports - Personal Protection part 1||30||60||3|
|Total for the 2nd semester||300||600||30|
|Total for the 1st year||600||1200||60|
|1.||LAW1002||Administrative Law and Process, part 1||75||150||7,5|
|2.||LAW1017||Constitutional Law, part 2||75||150||7,5|
|4.||SPO1012||Sports - Personal Protection part 2||15||30||1,5|
|Total for the 3rd semester||300||600||30|
|1.||LAW1002||Administrative Law and Process, part 2||75||150||7,5|
|5.||SPO1012||Sports - Personal Protection part 2||15||30||1,5|
|Total for the 4th semester||300||600||30|
|Total for the 2nd year||600||1200||60|
|1.||LAW2041||Criminal Law – general part||90||180||9|
|2.||SEC1076||Special Means of Intelligence||45||90||4,5|
|3.||SEC1034||Theory of Police Operational Search Activities||60||120||6|
|4.||LAW1063||Intelligence Protection of Constitutional Order||45||90||4,5|
|5.||SPO1012||Sports - Personal Protection part 2||15||30||1,5|
|Total for the 5th semester||300||600||30|
|1.||LAW2026||Criminal Law – special part||90||180||9|
|3.||SPO1012||Sports - Personal Protection part 2||15||30||1,5|
|4.||LAW1048||Social Security Law||75||150||7,5|
|5.||SEC1014||Operational Search Activities for Economic Crime Prevention||45||90||4,5|
|Total for the 6th semester||300||600||30|
|Total for the 3rd year||600||1200||60|
|1.||LAW2027||Criminal Procedural Law, part 1||75||150||7,5|
|2.||SEC1064||Public Order Protection||60||120||6|
|3.||SEC1015||Operational Search Activities for Crime Prevention||60||120||6|
|Total for the 7th semester||300||600||30|
|1.||LAW2027||Criminal Procedural Law, part 2||60||120||6|
|3.||LAW1089||Criminal Executive Law||60||120||6|
|Total for the 8th semester||200||400||20|
|Total for the 4th year||500||1000||50|
|Total for the whole course of study||2300||4900||240|
|1.||LAW1074||Study of the State||45||90||4,5|
|LAW1073||Structure of the Judicial Power||45||90||4,5|
|LAW1016||History of the Bulgarian State and Law||90||180||9|
|2.||PED1004||Pedagogy of the Activities of the Criminal Justice Authorities||45||90||4,5|
|4.||SEC1082||Theory of Management||60||120||6|
|SEC1030||Critical Infrastructure Protection||30||60||3|
|5.||LAW2064||Legal Regime of Public Service||30||60||3|
|LAW1050||Fundamentals of Civil Law|
|6.||SEC1009||Road Traffic Control||45||90||4,5|
|LAW2031||Municipal Law, Local Self-government and Local Administration|
|SEC1071||Organization of Crime Prevention|
|1.||POL1184||History of Political and Legal Thought||45||90||4,5|
|SEC1077||Theoretical and Legal Bases of National Security|
|SEC1067||EU Policy on Security and Home Affairs|
|SEC1072||Counteraction to Terrorism|
|SEC2009||Legal Regime of Protection of Classified Information|
|4.||LАW1058||Law of the European Union||75||150||7,5|
|1.||FLE 1002||Foreign Language - English A2||120||240||12|
|2.||FLE 1003||Foreign Language - English B1.1||120||240||12|
|3.||FLE 1004||Foreign Language - English B1.2||120||240||12|
|5.||FLF 1001||Foreign Language - French||150||300||15|
|6.||FLG 1001||Foreign Language - German||150||300||15|
|7.||FLR 1001||Foreign Language - Russian||150||300||15|
|8.||FLS 1002||Foreign Language - Spanish||150||300||15|
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: For each course, rules for admission to semester examination have been introduced, methodology and assessment criteria presented to students at the beginning of the training course. The main forms of assessment are written and oral semester examination, tests, a course task defence, solving a case study, teamwork. The assessment criteria depend on the methods and forms used in each course.
Graduation requirements: During training, internship with students is conducted using developed and approved in advance methodology outside training hours. Students, depending on their specialization, may choose one of the options: Western Rhodopes, MI structures, enterprises, companies, firms, district and municipal governments. Students can do one-week educational internship in the Republic of Turkey. The internship finishes with a defence before an appointed committee, which is a prerequisite for their admission to the state examination. The Bachelor's degree programme finishes with sitting for state examinations. For the specialization 'National Security' students sit for a state examination in criminal and legal sciences and a state examination in specialized courses.
Mode of study: full-time, part-time
Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Valentin Todorov, PhD
visiting days – Tuesday and Thursday from 14.00 to 16.00 h
tel.: +359 52 359 563