Taught course

Security Studies

London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree or overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively a graduate level professional qualification and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted. 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Security is one of the fastest growing areas of concern in the academic, corporate and public domains. This is due not only to the threats of war and terrorism but also issues related to crime, safety, global strategy and political upheaval. This distance-learning programme, delivered by IBC Academy, will give you a solid grasp of the multitude of problems facing the international community today.

More than ever before, national governments, international agencies and major corporations recognise the need for personnel with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate exceptional skills of research and analysis.

This postgraduate security studies programme will not only equip you to analyse these types of problems but will also help you to place them in the context of broader military, strategic and political considerations.

You will gain a solid academic grounding in the fields of criminology, terrorism and intelligence which will equip you with the critical thinking skills needed to make sense of the ever-changing global security agenda. These skills will enable you to engage with institutions and individuals central to this area.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9300, £6250, £3200

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202