Taught course

Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum second-class honours degree or above in an area such as criminology, law, policing, security, social or political science
  • an equivalent overseas equivalent qualification
  • a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and/or at least three years suitable experience (such as policing, corporate intelligence, security or military) working within a dedicated intelligence and / or covert investigative related role.
Additional information
  • IELTS 6.5 or a TOEFEL score of 575

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Covert Investigations and Specialist Intelligence offers an unrivalled and balanced insight into the current debates, opportunities and controversies around the subject.

  • Embark on this innovative programme specifically designed for people either seeking to develop a career within intelligence or professionals with a remit involving covert investigations and intelligence matters
  • Study 100% by distance learning using Informa's cutting-edge teaching and learning system
  • Learn from experts and former practitioners with experience in covert and investigative operations
With intelligence and covert tactics as vital components in any effective security framework, this course examines key issues associated with intelligence and covert activity at local, national and global operational levels.
The material is delivered by widely published academics and by experienced practitioners within covert, intelligence and legal arena.
policingIt provides students with a solid grasp of the development of the use of covert techniques and specialist intelligence globally and its application within social and political contexts. These issues are considered from law enforcement, intelligence agency and military engagement contexts, and in doing so, course draws from diverse academic, strategic and operational perspectives.

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
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

44(0) 2070174483