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Intelligence and Security Studies, PGCert/PGDip/Masters

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The postgraduate qualification in Intelligence and Security Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is designed to help strengthen the international intelligence community. 

About

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.

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.

Accreditation

This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by Knect365 Learning. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 11 months
    • Duration description
      11-28 months dependent on route chosen
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 GBP per year and a duration of 11 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 GBP per year and a duration of 11 months.
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  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,150
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £5,950
  • Masters: £8,850

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