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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a relevant honours degree - minimum 2:2 (such as in criminology, social or political science)
or
  • an overseas equivalent qualification
or

a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work)

Additional requirements
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575
  • In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader
  • On application you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the £400 application fee

Months of entry

September

Course content

Examine key issues in intelligence, security and security studies at local, national and global levels.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.
  • Provides distance learning in Intelligence and Security Studies for full-time employees
  • Enables students to make an original contribution to the discipline of Intelligence and Security Studies and the advancement of professional security practice
  • Produces competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Intelligence and Security Studies and the theories, which underpin the discipline
  • Enables students to connect the conceptual basis of the disciplines to some of the practical issues facing the international system.
This programme aims to provide you with a critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation and intelligence failures, as well as an assessment of security strategies such as horizon scanning.
During the programme, you will use reflection and analysis to understand and develop your own area of expertise within the fields of intelligence analysis, security studies and criminology. The course aims to provide an analysis of
important intelligence and security events and issues of the late 20th and 21st century and connects the practical basis of intelligence to the broader issues facing the international system.
The history of the role of intelligence, including success and failure using case studies and international examples, will also help you to contextualise the importance of the impact caused. In particular, you will focus on understanding and applying intelligence and analytical thinking to practical problems by looking at current and emerging security problems as well as evaluating potential solutions to these issues

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    flexible
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    flexible
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Knect365
Email
security@knect365.com
Phone
+44(0)20 7017 4483