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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

The Security Studies programme introduces you to emerging paradigms within security studies, security and intelligence at local, national and global levels.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.
  • Examine key themes and debates shaping the concepts of security and security studies
  • Address critical areas of contemporary concern within security studies, such as foreign policy, the role of radicalisation in international politics and the evolving dangers of financial crime
  • Gain a solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence
The Security Studies programme introduces you to emerging paradigms within security studies, security and intelligence at local, national and global levels.
It explores what we mean by the concept of ‘security’ and analyses justifications for the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life. The course provides an analysis of important security events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries.
In addition, the programme connects the conceptual basis of the discipline to key practical issues facing the international system and to some of the emerging security threats and issues pertaining to law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. These include a critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation and intelligence failures.

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

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

Course contact details

Name
KNect365
Email
security@knect365.com
Phone
+44 (0)20 7017 4483