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Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc by Online Learning

Gain a solid understanding of the many challenges and opportunities facing the intelligence and covert investigative community today

Starts: 18th January 2021 / Application Deadline: 8th January 2021

Examine the role of covert investigation and specialist intelligence in fighting serious organised crime, terrorism and community threats

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The innovative Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence programme explores key themes involving covert and intelligence matters including effectiveness, value, lawfulness, risks and ethics. The course incorporates a wider range of subjects including HUMINT collection, the elicitation of intelligence, investigative interview models, covert techniques, underpinning legislation, oversight mechanisms, intelligence sharing and analysis at local, national and global levels.

Delivered by widely published academics and by experienced practitioners in the field, the course also explores the ethical and legal issues raised by covert activity and intelligence collection and situates them within current academic literature.

  • Those seeking to enter into or advance their security or intelligence related careers in the public and private sector.
  • Professionals already engaged in the security and intelligence fields who seek to enhance their knowledge, critical thinking and career prospects by undertaking further qualifications.
  • Individuals wishing to work in intelligence, investigations and security orientated careers or gain promotion in public, private or international organisations. It is ideal for those whose career plans involve dealing with serious organised crime, terrorism and international security affairs and would benefit from a solid academic grounding in the field.
  • Students who seek to develop a deeper understanding of the key aspects of intelligence and covert investigation and of the world we live in.

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This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by Informa Connect. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.