Taught course

Intelligence and Security Studies

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

Entry requirements

You will need a relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted.

When you apply, 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.

  • Provide 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
  • To enable 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 courses aim 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

Where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a 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.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)151 231 5090