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Protection against Accidents and Disasters

Faculty of Law
Department of Security and Safety

 

Speciality: National Security Protection - Protection against Accidents and Disasters

Awarded qualification: Bachelor in National Security 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: galinaa@abv.bg;
• Procedures:
- 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 "Protection against Accidents and Disasters" 240 credits are needed, 186 of them are from compulsory courses, 33.5credits are from elective courses, 10.5 credits are from optional courses and 10 credits are from a state examination or a thesis defence.

 

Profile of the programme: The major "National Ssecurity Protection" prepares university graduates who can develop a career in the field of public security, the government, municipal and private sector. Organization of training is based on a basic module and specialized courses.

 

Key learning outcomes
In the process of training students in the undergraduate programme "National Security Protection" acquire knowledge and practical skills, which allow them to promptly identify and assess hazards and threats to national security, corporate security and personal security, to make sound risk decisions to organize and manage the forces and means of protection in a manner that will prevent adverse events - crimes, accidents, catastrophes, to neutralize their effects and to prepare conditions for disclosure of the reasons, the persons responsible, etc.

 

Occupational profiles of graduates
The acquired qualification allows graduates to develop a career in the Ministry of Interior, including DG "Fire Safety and Population Protection", of the Ministry of Defence, of Ministry of Environment and Waters, in the municipal departments of public order and security, in banking, insurance agencies and companies, etc.

 

Access to further studies: Master's Degree Programmes

 
No  ECTS code Course Lectures and seminars Out-of-class workload Credits
1. LAW1047 General Theory of Law, part 1 60 120 6
2. INF 1021 Informatics 30 60 3
3. SPO1009 Sports - Personal Protection 15 30 1,5
4.   Foreign Language 60 120 6
5.   Elective courses 90 180 9
6.   Optional courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 1st semester 300 600 30
1. INF 1034 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. SPO1009 Sports - Personal Protection 45 90 4,5
5.   Foreign Language 60 120 6
6. SEC1079 Risk Analysis and Risk Control 60 120 6
Total for the 2nd semester 300 600 30
Total for the 1st year 600 1200 60
1. LAW1108 Administrative LAWand Process, part 1 75 150 7,5
2. LAW1017 Constitutional Law, part 2 75 150 7,5
3. ECO1052 Globalization of Economy and Development 45 90 4,5
4. SEC1077 Theoretical and Lawful Bases of National Security 60 120 6
5.   Elective courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 3rd semester 300 600 30
1. LAW1108 Administrative LAWand Process, part 2 75 150 7,5
2. LAW1058 LAWof the European Union 75 150 7,5
3. LAW1092 Police Law 60 120 6
4. SEC 1006 Ecological Security 45 90 4,5
5.   Elective courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 4th semester 300 600 30
Total for the 2nd year 600 1200 60
1. LAW1111 Legal Regime during Disasters, Emergencies and Catastrophes 45 90 4,5
2. SEC 1983 Management of Forces and Resources during Crises 45 90 4,5
3. SEC 1063 Mobilization Preparedness of the Population 30 60 3
4. LAW1048 Social Security Law 75 150 7,5
5. LAW1101 Labour Law, part 1 60 120 6
6.   Elective courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 5th semester 300 600 30
1. LAW1101 Labour Law, part 2 75 150 7,5
2. LAW1081 Insurance Law 60 120 6
3. SEC 1056 Protection of the Population from Disasters, Emergencies and Catastrophes 45 90 4,5
4. SEC 1053 Safety of Rescue and Urgent Emergency Reconstruction Works 45 90 4,5
5.   Elective courses 45 90 4,5
6.   Optional courses 30 60 3
Total for the 6th semester 300 600 30
Total for the 3rd year 600 1200 60
1. SEC 1071 Counteraction to Terrorism 45 90 4,5
2. SEC 1065 Risk Assessment 60 120 6
3. SEC 1050 Emergency and Rescue Equipment 60 120 6
4. SEC 1087 Cross-border Cooperation 30 60 3
5. SEC 1052 Safety of Buildings and Sites 30 60 3
6. SEC 1060 Unconventional Character Crises 30 60 3
7.   Elective courses 45 90 4,5
Total for the 7th semester 300 600 30
1. SEC 1051 Production Processes Safety 45 90 4,5
2. SEC 1054 Evacuation from Buildings and Sites 60 120 6
3. SEC 1046 Emergency and Reconstruction Works 45 90 4,5
4.   Elective courses 20 40 2
5.   Optional courses 30 60 3
Total for the 8th semester 200 400 20
Total for the 4th year 500 1000 50
    State examinations   300 10
Total for the whole course of study 2300 4900 240
  Elective courses
1. SEC 1086 History and Theory of Public Security 90 180 9
LAW1016 History of the Bulgarian State and Law
2.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 15 30 1,5
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 2
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 1
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 1
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 1
3.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
POL1184 History of Political and Legal Thought
LAW1074 Study of the State
ADM1005 State Power and State Administration
4.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 15 30 1,5
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 2
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 1
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 1
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 1
5. SEC 1055 Information Security 30 60 3
SEC 2007 Logistics of Security
  Foreign Language
6.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 15 30 1,5
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 3
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 2
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 2
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 2
7. SEC 1061 Cultural Heritage Protection 30 60 3
  Foreign Language
SEC 1075 Risk Information Technology
8.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 15 30 1,5
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 3
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 2
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 2
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 2
9.   Foreign Language 30 60 3
SEC 1069 Graphical Information and Documentation
SEC 2009 Legal Regime of Protection of Classified Information
10.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 15 30 1,5
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 3
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 2
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 2
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 2
11. SEC 1063 Fundamentals of Informational and Analytical Activities 30 60 3
PSY 2003 Legal Psychology
SEC 1016 Fundamentals of Empirical, Diagnostic and Scientific Knowledge
12.   Students can choose one of the following modules: SPORTS: 20 40 2
SPO1014 *Personal Protection; part 3
SPO1015 *Hiking, Alpinism, Orienteering and Mountain Rescue; part 2
SPO1016 *Applied Water Sports and Water Rescue; part 2
SPO1017 *Survival in Extreme Situations, part 2
    Optional courses
1. PHI 1006 Philosophy 45 90 4,5
PHI 1005 Logic
2. QMS1013 Quantitative Methods in Crisis Management 30 60 3
SEC 1072 Fire Development and Extinguishment
MED1010 Pre-medical Aid
3. BLT 1004 Linguistic Competence 30 60 3
SEC1128 Expedition Tourism
FOR1008 Expertise
SEC 1004 Border Control
Foreign Languages
1. FLE 1002 Foreign Language - English A2 120 240 12
FLE 1003 Foreign Language - English B1.1 120 240 12
FLE 1004 Foreign Language - English B1.2 120 240 12
FLG 1001 Foreign Language - German 120 240 12
FLR 1001 Foreign Language - Russian 120 240 12
FLS 1002 Foreign Language - Spanish 120 240 12
 

Examination regulations, assessment and grading: The head lecturer of each course in the major "National Security Protection" introduces rules for admission to the semester examination, methodology and assessment criteria presented to students at the beginning of the training course. A variety of teaching methods are used - lectures, seminars, practical training, field studies, contact hours /incl. on-line/, etc. The forms and methods of assessment are: assignments, assignments tasks, course assignments and projects, tests, case studies, field studies, etc. The assessment criteria depend on the methods and forms used in each course. The results are documented in a specific form "Journal of the Lecturer" and are announced orally or electronically during the continuous assessmentl and after the end of the semester examination.

 

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
е-mail: vtodorov@vfu.bg