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Permanent training master's degree in Intelligence Analyst


Own Teachings
Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Contact Academic Address:
Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems Chair
Pº de los Artilleros, s/n
Susana Cuena. Telephone: 91 488 79 78

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Basic Information


The Chair of Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems together with the Carlos III University of Madrid will teach in the 24/25 academic year the XVI edition of the Master of Permanent Training in Intelligence Analyst. The master's degree, throughout all its editions and by the collaborating institutions, has become the postgraduate training of National and International reference in Intelligence Analysis.


The Master's Degree in Intelligence Analyst aims to train professionals capable of working as analysts in intelligence production units, especially in the field of competitive and business intelligence. The new information and knowledge society demands that institutions and companies carry out a systematic activity of obtaining, analyzing and disseminating their information, data and specialized knowledge to reduce uncertainty in the decision-making process and position itself better and safer against its competitors.



  • Have the skills and techniques to identify and analyze the information needs of an organization linked to its strategic objectives and the procedures it implements to achieve these objectives.
  • Have the skills to obtain, process and interpret precious information resources to satisfy information needs.
  • Acquire the ability to use and apply the techniques, regulations and auxiliary instruments necessary for the production of strategic analysis.
  • Have skills in the management of information technologies that are essential for obtaining open information, preparing reports and managing and protecting knowledge.
  • Acquire the ability to plan, design and implement intelligence units, preferably in the field of economic and business intelligence.
  • Acquire the ability to plan, design and carry out a project to obtain and analyze strategic information within an intelligence organization.


Subject modules:

Module I: Introduction. Fundamentals of Intelligence Module II Direction and planning

Module III: Obtaining information.

Module IV: Intelligence analysis.

Module V: Dissemination and Communication.

Module VI: Competitive Intelligence.


Access requirements:

University graduates and intelligence and security professionals and members of State Security Forces and Bodies and the Armed Forces. Exceptionally, students who do not have a previous university degree will be admitted. They will have to prove work experience in the world of intelligence and analysis and carry out a prior selection interview.

Selection criteria

No. of Places: Minimum of 20. Maximum of 40

Quality guarantee


Results report

Once the follow-up of the Master of Lifelong Training has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown.

General information collection plan

Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- Student profile

- Teacher evaluation

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Of the students
  • of the graduates
  • From the Faculty
  • Administration and Services Staff

- Labor insertion

- External internships:

  • Satisfaction of interns
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Employer satisfaction

Survey results:

Improvement actions

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.

Duration and development

Modality: Onsite Number of credits: 60 ECTS

Contact hours: 430 h.

Place of delivery: URJC Vicálvaro Campus

Schedules: Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m.

Start and end date: from October 18, 2024 to December 20, 2025

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration period: from June 1 to September 15, 2024

Enrollment deadline: September 25 to October 8, 2024

Title price: 7.000 €

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable): Not applicable

Pre-registration: €500. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be returned if your academic request is not accepted. If, once the student's application has been admitted, the enrollment is not formalized, the amount deposited for pre-enrolment will not be returned.

The start of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.