Since 9/11, the US is reported as having spent over $500 billion on intelligence*. National governments, international bodies and major corporations recognise the need for personnel with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues, and increasingly organisations require staff who can also demonstrate exceptional knowledge, research and analysis skills.
Addressing a wide range from the fundamentals through to in-depth topics, including analysis, financial crime, intelligence’s role in counter-terrorism, and historic success and failures of intelligence. Study via distance learning to gain a comprehensive knowledge of intelligence’s importance in our ever changing and dangerous world.
Who studies the MSc in Intelligence and Security Studies?
The postgraduate qualification in Intelligence and Security Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is studied by those who are investigating the option of security and intelligence related careers in both public and private sectors, including policework, intelligence analysts and consultants, foreign or military intelligence services, local government, financial crime officers, customs and immigration, and counter-terrorism efforts. It is also well suited for professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their career prospectus through higher education. It is excellent preparation for many careers in the civil and foreign service, non-governmental and international organisations, private firms, and research bodies.
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- Security Studies
- Intelligence Analysis
- International Financial Crime and Security
- Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
- History of Intelligence: Success and Failures
- Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
- Intelligence & Security Studies Dissertation
- 11 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science Terrorism & Security View 53 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 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.
International8850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 11 months.
EU/EEA8850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 11 months.
Fees until 15th May:
- Postgraduate Certificate: £3,150 / US$3,950
- Postgraduate Diploma: £5,950 / US$7,450
- Masters: £8,850 / US$11,065
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