Entry requirements

  • A relevant second class honours degree or an overseas equivalent qualification. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work)
  • Proficiency in English (minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575)

Months of entry


Course content

The Security Studies programme will help you gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence.This is combined with the practitioner experience of our teaching team, all of which will enable you to engage with institutions and individuals central to the wide area of security.

This programme is ideal for those seeking to go into security and intelligence related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their career prospects through further qualifications.The Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters is an excellent preparation for many careers in the civil and foreign service, non-governmental and international organisations, private firms and research.

The programme examines key themes and debates shaping the concepts of security and security studies. It addresses critical areas of contemporary concern within security studies, covering issues stretching from foreign policy through to the role of radicalisation in international politics to the evolving dangers of financial crime all within and including the background of the cyber or digital dimension.

Qualification and course duration


11 months


22 months


28 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7017 4483