Approved in Order no. 15518/2011 of 15 November
Accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education | Process NCE/10/01136, of 18 August 2011
Maximum accreditation: six years


Coordenador do Mestrado em Riscos e Proteção Civil


Ana Oliveira, PhD
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Engineer Paulo Gil Martins
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This Master’s degree intends to qualify and specialize current and/or future technicians of central, regional and municipal services and agencies, as well as companies and institutions with functions and responsibilities in the areas of emergency planning, general relief operations and forest fires in particular, prevention strategies, spatial planning and the safety of people, goods and environment.


The Master’s Degree in Risks and Civil Protection aims to prepare senior management for an activity of recognized social and humanitarian importance, in Portugal and worldwide. Therefore, the course offers a solid and proper multidisciplinary training that will enable its graduates to perform a wide range of professional activities, such as:

  • Civil Protection Management in national and international entities;
  • Security and Protection Management of public and private organizations and companies;
  • Risk Management Consulting and Advisory Services;
  • Education and Training;
  • Spatial Planning, Environment and Natural Resources, in terms of risk prevention and emergency plans;
  • Emergency Planning and Management, in the areas of analysis, identification and mitigation of collective risks or actions to mitigate their effects and to protect, relief and aid people and goods;
  • Industry and Marketing of security products;

Insurance companies;

Scientific research and technological development.

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