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Intelligence and Security Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / Masters

Applying intelligence and analytical thinking to security situations - tutored distance learning course with Liverpool John Moores University

Starts 24 September 2018

Online Learning

Your Qualification in Intelligence and Security Studies

National governments, international agencies and major corporations recognise the need for personnel with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues and increasingly require staff who can also demonstrate exceptional knowledge, research and analysis skills.

 Addressing everything from the basic fundamental issues to investigating in-depth topics within the field of intelligence and security studies, this course has content which is without doubt become increasingly important in our ever changing and dangerous world.

When: 24 September 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 11-28 months depending on route taken

Ideal for: This programme is ideal for those seeking to go into security and intelligence related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their career prospects through further qualifications.The Postgraduate Certificate/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters is an excellent preparation for many careers in the civil and foreign service, non-governmental and international organisations, private firms and research.

Course Modules | About Online Learning


The course provides an analysis of important intelligence and security events and issues from the late 20th century to today and connects the practical basis of intelligence to the broader issues facing the international system.

  • Security Studies
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • International Financial Crime and Security
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • History of Intelligence: Success and Failures
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Intelligence & Security Studies Dissertation

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Learn online with the support of industry experts

Taught by experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics and subject experts, including Sir Jon Murphy, Prof Mick Creedon, Dr Nick Ridley and Dr Adrian James.

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"Since 9/11, the US is reported as having spent over $500billion on intelligence."

This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by Knect365 Learning. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.