Intelligence and Security MA, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
    7805
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Leicester Online
This course will equip you with an understanding of key concepts and debates in relation to intelligence and security and the current state of knowledge in the field, and also enable you to apply this in your own field, whether in a practitioner or academic context.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

Intelligence and security issues are an increasing concern for politicians and analysts around the world. The demand for experts in the field is growing as a consequence. This course will equip you with an understanding of key concepts and debates in intelligence and security and the current state of knowledge in the field. It will enable you to apply this new knowledge to your own field, whether as a practitioner or academic.

You will look in depth at four major themes:

  • key concepts and debates in intelligence
  • intelligence collection and analysis
  • intelligence failure
  • intelligence ethics

As well as a greater theoretical understanding of intelligence and security, this course looks at the subject from the perspective of civilian, military and police intelligence agencies as well as providing an insight into commercial intelligence activity, such as the provision of intelligence by private security companies and political risk analysis.

Combining world leading research by members of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and their practical experience in the field of intelligence, this degree will give you an opportunity to conduct advanced study on intelligence theory and practice.

The MA in Intelligence and Security will be especially beneficial to you if you are seeking professional development and/or enhanced employability working with intelligence in central government, the military, the police, private security sector, non-governmental organisations, the UN or other international organisations.

The distance learning MA in Intelligence and Security is the first course in Britain and only the second worldwide to be certified by the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), an international organisation dedicated to expanding research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education.

By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

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Programme Structure

    Current Core Modules
  • Intelligence: Key Concepts and Debates
  • Intelligence Techniques and Tradecraft
  • Intelligence Failure
  • Intelligence Ethics

Plus your Dissertation

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
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  • 2:1 degree or its equivalent in Politics, History, International Relations or other related subjects.
  • Equivalent relevant professional experience will be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 7805 International
  • GBP 7805 EU/EEA

*September 2016, March 2017:

Home/EU/International: £7,805

Fee listed is for the whole course

Funding

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