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Intelligence and International Security, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The  MA Intelligence and International Security course at King's College London examines the trends that continue to shape intelligence and geo-strategic developments in the 21st century. 
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Overview

You will develop an awareness of the ways in which intelligence issues manifest themselves in security issues in peace and war. You will also gain an understanding of ethical dilemmas associated with intelligence activity.

Key benefits

    • The MA Intelligence and International Security at King's College London is excellent preparation for employment in government service or in commercial risk management and open-source intelligence providers.
    • You will be taught by visiting academics, serving and former officials and other intelligence experts who give regular public lectures and seminars.
    • Enables you to examine the nature, processes, roles and case studies of intelligence and their interaction with developments in international security.
    • You have the advantage of attending events run by the Intelligence and International Security Research Group which provides a platform for sharing ideas.

Career prospects

War Studies Graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, NATO, the UN or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Armchair Intelligence – Open Sources & Online Investigation 
  • Cyber Security 
  • Home grown Radicalisation & Counter-Radicalisation in Western Europe & North America 
  • Past & Present of British Intelligence 
  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation 
  • Wars within Wars: Intelligence Wars, Dirty Wars & Secret Wars 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class 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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 67% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £7,350 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £13,275  per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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