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MPhil/PhD Security and Intelligence Studies by Research

University of Buckingham

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Buckingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-21, SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Course Info

BUCSIS has a vibrant programme of active research currently being undertaken in a range of security and intelligence issues, involving both the UK and overseas.

Some of our current research projects include:

  • Muhammad Tahir Mahmood is researching the judicial system, security and intelligence agencies and counter-terrorism in Pakistan under the question of “The Role of the Judicial System and Law Enforcement Agencies in Combating Terrorism”
  • Bryony Norburn is working on intelligence history and Bletchley Park, researching the role that women played at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
  • Richard Hallows is researching cybersecurity policy in the UK.
  • Diva Patang Wardak is conducting an evaluation of Afghanistan’s new intelligence agency, the NDS.
  • Andreja Bogdanovski is currently examining the reasons behind states’ involvement in the process of securing ecclesiastical independence in the Eastern Orthodox Church, with special reference to the churches in North Macedonia, Montenegro and Ukraine.
  • Awwal Isa is investigating how academia could bolster professionalism in the Nigerian intelligence community
  • Fidel Abowei is exploring the potency of soft power as a tool of statecraft in inter-African relations and how likely it is to yield tangible foreign policy outcomes

Teaching & Assessment

Quality supervision

The aim of the Research Programme is to help students develop the following: a) a systematic and in depth understanding in the subject area of choice of research by the student; b) the critical skills necessary to analyse and evaluate complex legal problems and related issues; c) To give students the opportunity to undertake substantial independent research project at Level 7 of writing; d) research skills necessary to demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities; e) To develop research skills necessary to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of other authors in the subject.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Buckingham

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    114 52%

    48th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    3rd

    1

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