Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Intelligence and Security Studies

This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private sectors, as well as to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement.

Entry requirements

A UK 1st or 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with an understanding of the realities of academic intelligence and security study and the frameworks within which intelligence and security operations work; applicants with other qualifications or with relevant work related experience will be considered on an individual basis; applicants will be interviewed by telephone or in person; students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 20 in writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: Intelligence concepts (issues and institutions); intelligence history (failure and success); intelligence analysis and decision; contemporary threats and analytical methodology; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of individual and group work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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