University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Intelligence and Security

Intelligence and security issues are an increasing concern for politicians and analysts around the world. The demand for experts in the field is growing as a consequence. This course will equip you with an understanding of key concepts and debates in intelligence and security and the current state of knowledge in the field. It will enable you to apply this new knowledge to your own field, whether as a practitioner or academic. You will look in depth at four major themes: key concepts and debates in intelligence; intelligence collection and analysis; intelligence failure; intelligence ethics. As well as a greater theoretical understanding of intelligence and security, this course looks at the subject from the perspective of civilian, military and police intelligence agencies as well as providing an insight into commercial intelligence activity, such as the provision of intelligence by private security companies and political risk analysis.

Entry requirements

1st or a good 2nd Class Honours degree from a British university or its equivalent, in politics, history, international relations or other related subjects. Applicants will need to meet the universities English language requirements (e.g. IETLS 6.5).

Course modules

Modules include: intelligence key concepts and debates; intelligence techniques and tradecraft; intelligence failure; intelligence ethics. Plus your dissertation (12-15,000 words).

Assessment methods

Students will take all 4 compulsory modules in sequence, followed by their dissertation. Between each module there will be a short break of 1-3 weeks; reassessments if required are undertaken after each module.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning March 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
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0116 252 7575