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NATIONAL SECURITY PROTECTION

FACULTY OF LAW
DEPARTMENT SECURITY AND SAFETY 
PROFESSIONAL AREA NATIONAL SECURITY

 

SpecialityNATIONAL SECURITY PROTECTION


Profile: National security

 

Awarded qualification: Bachelor in "Protection of National Security"

 

Level of qualificationFIRST

Length of programme: FOUR/FIVE

 

Number of credits: 240

 

Field(s) of study (ISCED-F):

Specific admission requirements: A student exam, an essay on a socially significant subject

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: Information and Guidance: Assoc. Prof. Galina Mileva, ECTS - Coordinator of the Department of Security and Safety, e-mail: galinaa@abv.bg;

 

• Procedures:
- Recognition of credits on the basis of submission of documents: academic or diploma from previous training; International diplomas and certificates in foreign languages (English Cambridge FCE, TOEFEL, German - Zertifikat Deutsch, Sprahdiplom, Zweite Stufe, Russian - TRKY, French - DELF, Spanish - DELE); International diplomas and ECDL compliant certificates (The European Computer Driving License).
- Certification of knowledge and skills by passing exams in: foreign language from the Department of Foreign Language Education, computer skills from the Department of Informatics, specific for the field of knowledge and skills of the Department of Security and Safety;
- Credit award: The Department of "Security and Safety" "assigns appropriate credits to the curriculum of the specialty credits based on the results of the certification of knowledge and skills."

Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation equirements*:240 credits are required to acquire the qualification in the "National Security" specialization, of which 176 credits from compulsory courses, 30 credits from elective courses, 24 credits from optional courses and 10 credits from state exams;
Profile of the programme: In the specialty "Protection of the National Security", specialists with higher education are trained to be professionally employed in the field of public security, in the state, municipal and private sector, and the training organization is based on a basic module and a module of specialized disciplines.

 

Programme learning outcomes: In the course of the training, students in the Bachelor's program "Protection of National Security" receive knowledge and practical skills that allow them to disclose and evaluate in a timely manner the dangers and threats to national security, corporate security and personal security, to take sound risk decisions, Manage forces and means of redress in a way that will prevent undesirable events - crimes, accidents, disasters, neutralize their consequences and prepare conditions for disclosure Plates, guilty persons, and so on.

 

Programme structure diagram with credits *:

 

ECTS Code

Course Title

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Number of credits

1

SEC1079

Risk Analysis and Risk Control

60

120

6

2

SPO1009

Sports – Personal Protection, part 1

60

120

6

3

FLT1003

Foreign Language, part 1 - English

60

120

6

 

PHI1006

Philosophy

 

30

 

60

 

3

 

PHI2005

Logic

4

LAW1074

Study of the State

INF1021

Informatics

INF1034

Information Systems and Technology

5

SEC1086

Security Services Management

45

 

180

4,5

POL1184

History of Political and Legal Thought

45

4,5

LAW1016

History of the Bulgarian State and Law

90

9

Total for semester I

300

600

30

1

LAW1047

Study of the State

105

210

10,5

2

SEC1105

Introduction to vocational guidance

30

60

3

3

ECO1052

Globalization of Economy and Development

45

90

4,5

 

4

SPO1014

Sports – Personal Protection, parts 2 and 3

 

30

 

60

 

3

SPO1015

Sports – Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue

SPO1016

Sports – Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue

SPO1017

Sports - Survival in Extreme Situations

5

SEC1061

Cultural Heritage Protection

30

60

3

6

FLT1003

Foreign Language, part 1 - English

60

120

6

Total for semester II

300

600

30

 

 

Total for year 1

600

1200

60

1

SEC1006

Ecological Security

45

90

4,5

2

LAW1017

Constitutional Law

135

270

13,5

3

SPO1014

Sports – Personal Protection, parts 2 and 3

30

60

30

SPO1015

Sports – Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue

SPO1016

Sports – Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue

SPO1017

Sports - Survival in Extreme Situations

4

SEC1078

Theory of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

60

120

6

5

PSY2003

Legal Psychology

30

60

3

PSY1065

Psychology of Crisis

SOC1080

Social Communication

SEC1227

practice

Total for semester IІІ

300

600

30

1

LAW1108

Administrative Law and Process

150

300

15

2

LAW1041

Criminal Law – general part

90

180

9

3

SEC1059

History of Special Services

30

60

3

4

SPO1014

Sports – Personal Protection, parts 2 and 3

30

60

3

SPO1015

Sports – Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue

SPO1016

Sports – Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue

SPO1017

Sports - Survival in Extreme Situations

Total for semester IV

300

600

30

 

 

Total for year 2

600

1200

60

1

LAW1085

International Public Law

90

180

9

2

LAW1092

Police Law   

60

120

6

3

LAW2026

Criminal Law – special part

90

180

9

4

SEC1086

Security Services Management

60

120

6

Total for semester V

300

600

30

1

LAW1058

European Union Law 

75

150

7,5

2

SEC1212

Organization and Management of Evacuation

45

90

4,5

3

SEC1983

Management of Forces and Resources during Crises

45

90

4,5

4

SEC1077

Theoretical and Lawful Bases of National Security

60

120

6

5

SEC2009

Legal Regime of Protection of Classified Information

30

60

3

6

SEC1071

Counteraction to Terrorism

45

90

4,5

Total for semester 

300

600

30

 

 

Total for year 3

600

1200

60

1

LAW1044

Criminal Procedural Law

135

270

13,5

2

SEC1055

Information security

30

60

3

3

SEC1060

Unconventional Character Crises

30

60

3

4

SEC1214

Ssafety in fires, accidents  and disasters

30

60

3

5

LAW1063

Intelligence Protection of Constitutional Order

45

90

4,5

6

SEC1130

Protection of the Population from Disasters, Emergencies and Catastrophes

30

60

3

Total for semester VІІ

300

600

30

1

SEC1063

Fundamentals of Informational and Analytical Activities

40

80

4

2

SEC1070

Counteraction to Intelligence and Informational Activities

40

80

4

3

LAW1020

Forensic Science

75

150

7,5

4

 SEC1076

Special Means of Intelligence

45

90

4,5

Total for semester VІІІ

200

400

20

 

 

Total for year 4

500

1000

50

 

 

Total for the entire course of study :

2300

4900

240

 

 

Elective courses , choose   from 9

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optional courses ,   choose  2 from  8

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Varna Free University, a credit equals 30 lessons, of which 10 contact hours (lectures and seminars) and 20 hours independent work.

 

Mode of studyRegularly  and distance learningно

 

Examination regulations and grading scale: The rules for admission to the semester examination, methodology and evaluation criteria, introduced at the beginning of the training course in front of the students, have been introduced by the holder of each discipline in the specialty "Protection of the national security". Various methods are used in the teaching process - lectures, seminars, practical exercises, field studies, consultations / incl. On-line / and others. Forms and methods of assessment are: course assignments, course assignments and projects, control papers, tests, case studies, field studies, etc. The evaluation criteria depend on the methods and forms used in each discipline. The results are documented in a specific form "Teacher's Diary" and reported orally or electronically during the current control and after the end of the semester examination.

 

Obligatory or optional mobility windows (if applicable): Are not applicable

 

Work placement(s) (if applicable): Internship: Students have a compulsory internship in the Academy of the

 

Ministry of the Interior or in the CCPP at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior, Varna

 

Work-based learning: Are not applicable

 

Occupational profiles of graduates: : In the course of the training, students in the Bachelor's program "Protection of National Security" receive knowledge and practical skills that allow them to disclose and evaluate in a timely manner the dangers and threats to national security, corporate security and personal security, to take sound risk decisions, Manage forces and means of redress in a way that will prevent undesirable events - crimes, accidents, disasters, neutralize their consequences and prepare conditions for disclosure Plates, guilty persons, and so on.

 

Access to further studies: Training in masters programs

 

Program Director:
(Head of department: , Assoc. Prof. Valentin Todorov, secretary of the department: Katina Kisyova)