The MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy from University of Buckingham aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research.
Areas of study include intelligence and international security since 1939; intelligence, tradecraft and machinery; case studies in intelligence success and failure; international law and diplomacy; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues.
The modules are taught intensively in lectures, seminars and small group tutorials; they assume little prior knowledge but rapidly bring students to an advanced level of understanding. Buckingham is a small academic community and students have personal and frequent access to their instructors.
Graduates with Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy from University of Buckingham will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge in security, intelligence and diplomacy and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights
- Acquire a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship
- Understanding of the processes of international policymaking and diplomacy in a range of areas
- An understanding of the principal issues revolving around the security and intelligence debate in the UK.
- A macro-level understanding of the key global geopolitical threats both internal and external to the UK in the contemporary world
- An appraisal of the relative strengths and weaknesses of different elements of intelligence gathering tradecraft and an ability to formulate sensible policy recommendations
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- Case Studies in Intelligence Success and Failure
- Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
- Intelligence History, Tradecraft and Machinery
- Foreign Policy Analysis
- Security Challenges & Other Global Issues
- 12 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Terrorism & Security View 430 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows:
- a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or,
- a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience
International15150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8020 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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