Taught course

Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy

Institution
University of Buckingham · Department of Economics and International Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows: - a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or, - a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Course outline

The MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Security and Intelligence MA and our Diplomacy programmes. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research. Areas of study include intelligence and international security since 1939; intelligence, tradecraft and machinery; case studies in intelligence success and failure; international law and diplomacy; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues. The modules are taught intensively in lectures, seminars and small group tutorials; they assume little prior knowledge but rapidly bring students to an advanced level of understanding. Buckingham is a small academic community and students have personal and frequent access to their instructors. The programme is also suitable for those without a specific career aim in mind but who wish to acquire an advanced understanding of these subjects.

Information for international students

Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1280 820188
Fax
+44 (0)1280 820151