MA Security and Intelligence Studies

University of Buckingham
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master Degree
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Description of MA Security and Intelligence Studies

The MA Security and Intelligence Studies programme is aimed at students interested in intelligence and security issues and those who may be aspiring to work in the field of security and intelligence. It can also assist the career development of those already employed within that field.

This MA degree programme aims to deliver a deep understanding of the contemporary security and intelligence environment in western democracies, with a focus on the UK. Emphasis is placed on relating academic and historical analyses to contemporary problems and policy questions especially in the UK but also to western states in general, using a unique degree of practitioner-led expertise.

MA Security and Intelligence Studies students are taught the skills that the intelligence community has been urged to develop in the wake of the Butler Review on Intelligence on WMD. This specifically recommended the development of a greater degree of ‘professionalisation’ in intelligence analysis skills, including critical thinking and analysis, and a greater ability to evaluate and assess disparate sources of sometimes conflicting information.

Admission requirements

Students wanting to study MA Security and Intelligence Studies must meet the following requirements:

  • First or Second class Honours degree or relevant experience
  • IELTS of 6.5 + TOEFL of 233

This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...


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