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MSc Intelligence and Security Studies (PgDip, PgCert)

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

Examine key issues in intelligence, security and security studies at local, national and global levels.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • Provides distance learning in Intelligence and Security Studies for full-time employees
  • Enables students to make an original contribution to the discipline of Intelligence and Security Studies and the advancement of professional security practice
  • Produces competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Intelligence and Security Studies and the theories, which underpin the discipline
  • Enables students to connect the conceptual basis of the disciplines to some of the practical issues facing the international system.

This programme aims to provide you with a critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation and intelligence failures, as well as an assessment of security strategies such as horizon scanning.

During the programme, you will use reflection and analysis to understand and develop your own area of expertise within the fields of intelligence analysis, security studies and criminology. The course aims to provide an analysis of important intelligence and security events and issues of the late 20th and 21st century and connects the practical basis of intelligence to the broader issues facing the international system.

The history of the role of intelligence, including success and failure using case studies and international examples, will also help you to contextualise the importance of the impact caused. In particular, you will focus on understanding and applying intelligence and analytical thinking to practical problems by looking at current and emerging security problems as well as evaluating potential solutions to these issues.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally recognised university, with staff and students from over 100 countries across the world.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation.

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