Our MA Intelligence & International Security examines the trends that continue to shape intelligence and geo-strategic developments in the 21st century. 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.
- Our MA Intelligence & International Security 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.
Who should take this course
Our course is for graduates and professionals with an interest in understanding the nature and role of intelligence. It is designed to have broad-ranging appeal if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in intelligence and security studies.
Courses are divided into modules, and students on this course take modules totalling 180 credits.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
You are required to take the following modules:
- Intelligence in Peace & War (40 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you are required to take 80 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:
- Armchair Intelligence - Open Sources & Online Investigation (20 credits)
- Cyber Security (40 credits)
- Home grown Radicalisation & Counter-Radicalisation in Western Europe & North America (40 credits)
- Past & Present of British Intelligence (40 credits)
- Preventing Violent Radicalisation (20 credits)
- Wars within Wars: Intelligence Wars, Dirty Wars & Secret Wars (40 credits)
- The War on Terror: Anglo-American Foreign & Security Policy since 9/11 (20 credits)
If you are studying part-time, in your first year you will take 40 credits of required taught modules and 40 credits of optional modules. In your second year you will take your dissertation (60 credits) and a further 40 credits of optional modules.
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About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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