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Intelligence and International Security

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
26550 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
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About

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. 

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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

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.

Part-time 

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

Funding

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Intelligence and International Security
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