Why Intelligence & Security Studies?
Since 9/11, the US is reported as having spent over $500 billion on intelligence*. National governments, international bodies and major corporations recognise the need for personnel with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues, and increasingly organisations require staff who can also demonstrate exceptional knowledge, research and analysis skills.
Our postgraduate qualification in Intelligence and Security Studies is designed to help strengthen the international intelligence community. Addressing a wide range from the fundamentals through to in-depth topics, including analysis, financial crime, intelligence’s role in counter-terrorism, and historic success and failures of intelligence. Study via distance learning to gain a comprehensive knowledge of intelligence’s importance in our ever changing and dangerous world.
When: 14 September 2020
Where: Delivered online via Liverpool John Moores University
Duration: 11-28 months dependent on route chosen
Training in intelligence is paramount to ensure safety, both nationally and internationally. During your postgraduate study, you will learn to understand and apply intelligence to practical issues and emerging security threats. Discover the interconnectivity of policing and law enforcement, politics, and private businesses, and how these different groups are important in countering and combatting international threats.
(*Source: The Guardian)
Who studies the MSc in Intelligence and Security Studies?
This programme is studied by those who are investigating the option of security and intelligence related careers in both public and private sectors, including policework, intelligence analysts and consultants, foreign or military intelligence services, local government, financial crime officers, customs and immigration, and counter-terrorism efforts. It is also well suited for professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their career prospectus through higher education. It is excellent preparation for many careers in the civil and foreign service, non-governmental and international organisations, private firms, and research bodies.
The course syllabus is designed to provide a thorough analysis of important intelligence and security events and issues from the late 20th century to present day. Connect the practical basis of intelligence to the broader issues facing the international system.
The course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Science level. Those studying the PGCert will take the first three modules, whereas PGDip students will take the first six modules. Those choosing to study the course at MSc level have the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a topic of interest, allowing students to engage in an industry-focused research project to apply their knowledge and skills to their own career aspirations.
During your study, you will have access to the faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn from experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics, and subject experts, including: Sir Jon Murphy, Professor Mick Creedon, Dr Nick Ridley, and Dr Adrian James.
Give yourself the toolkit to progress in your career with Liverpool John Moores University’s specialist vocational postgraduate study. Distance learning allows you to gain a Master’s degree in Intelligence and Security Studies without having to take time from work and personal commitments. Learn the key trends in intelligence and counter-intelligence, and analyse the future of their use in security and counter-terrorism, both nationally and internationally.
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.