Taught course

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

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

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