Taught course

Intelligence and Security Studies

Institution
Brunel University, London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A UK first or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with an understanding of the realities of academic intelligence and security study and the frameworks within which intelligence and security operations work. Applicants with other qualifications or with relevant work related experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be interviewed by telephone or in person. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

MA

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

Intelligence and security policy issues are now one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern, especially since '9/11' and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today more than ever before national governments, international agencies and most major international corporations have an identified need for staff with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment.

Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MA ISS) now available by Distance Learning) offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world.

Aims

This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private sectors, as well as to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement.

A distinctive feature of the course lies in its combining the rigorous study of intelligence and security policy studies with practical opportunities to develop intelligence skills through case studies and simulation exercises dealing with intelligence analysis.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,155 distance learning, per year (including one week residential cost)
International students
£9,580 distance learning, per year (including one week residential cost)

Read more about post graduate funding

Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course enquires
Email
Course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599