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Intelligence and Security Studies

Liverpool John Moores University

11 months
8995 GBP/year
8995 GBP/year
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The postgraduate qualification in Intelligence and Security Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is designed to help strengthen the international intelligence community. 

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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.



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

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  • Part-time
    • 11 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

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. 
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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Fees until 14th May 2021:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,295 / US$4,285
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6,195 / US$8,055
  • Masters: £8,995 / US$11,695

Fees after 14th May 2021:

  • Postgraduate Certificate: £3,495 / US$4,545
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £6,595 / US$8,575
  • Masters: £9,795 / US$12,735


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