Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Intelligence and Security Studies

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. - Provide 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 - To enable students to connect the conceptual basis of the disciplines to some of the practical issues facing the international system.

Entry requirements

Master of Science - MSc (PG): You will need: A relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted. Proficiency in English - where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575. In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader. When you apply, you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the £400 application fee. Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Security Studies (PgCert) (20 credits) Intelligence Analysis (PgCert) (20 credits) International Financial Crime and Security (PgCert) (20 credits) Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (PgCert) (20 credits) History of Intelligence: Success and Failures (PgDip) (20 credits) Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security (PgCert) (20 credits) Diploma and Security Studies dissertation (MSc) (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Science - MSc (PG) Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 - 2 Years

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