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MA in intelligence and Security Studies

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 27,201

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Intelligence and security policy issues are one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern.
  • More than ever before, national governments, international agencies and international corporations need employees with a strong grasp of intelligence and security concerns who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment.
  • Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel offers you a unique opportunity for practical, policy oriented graduate study of intelligence issues across the private and public sectors around the world.
  • As part of the course, you’ll study a range of modules on campus over one year full-time or two years part-time, including participation in the Brunel Simulated Intelligence Analysis Exercise (BASE) on a real-world subject. The MA will allow you to demonstrate your ability to complete a substantial piece of intelligence and securities research through a dissertation project.
  • Highly committed and enthusiastic tutors combine broad-ranging expertise in areas such as cryptography, computer networking, imagery, intelligence analysis, economics and law, with the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop your academic and professional potential.
  • You will be taught by one of the UK’s most innovative scholars in intelligence and security studies: an expert on covert action and military intelligence doctrine, a specialist in structured analytic techniques and a former senior military imagery analyst.
  • These scholars are part of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS) that produce important original research that is published worldwide and contributes to the success of government and business in the UK.
  • Graduates secure jobs in the private and public sector with most pursuing careers in intelligence and security studies. Those already in government employment find the course supports their promotion, commissions or provides new employment opportunities post-retirement.
  • Private sector opportunities are especially strong in analytical functions for the banking, resources and risk and security sectors.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2(or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, with an understanding of the realities of academic intelligence and security study and the frameworks within which intelligence and security operations work.
  • All applicants must submit the following documents when they apply : an up to date transcript; 1 academic reference; an up to date CV; a focussed personal statement showing interest and understanding of the course.
  • Applicants with other qualifications or with relevant work related experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by telephone or in person.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • Intelligence and Securities Studies MA is structured around a core of compulsory modules and one optional choice, plus a dissertation in a subject of your choice.
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • PP5520 - Intelligence and Security Studies Dissertation
  • PP5577 - Intelligence History: Failure and Success
  • PP5579 - Contemporary Threats and Analytical Methodology
  • PP5800 - Intelligence Concepts, Issues and Institutions

Optional

  • PP5604 - Counterintelligence and Security
  • PP5605 - Intelligence Analysis Foundations, Methods and Applications
  • UK
  • £9,650 full-time 
  • £4,825 part-time 
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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