Postgraduate Intelligence and Security Studies


  • Master of Science (MSc) Intelligence & Security Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Intelligence & SecurityStudies


Study key issues in intelligence studies, security and security studies at local, national and global events.

The Intelligence and Security Studies PGDip/MSc programme will give you a solid grasp of the multitude of problems facing the international community today.


As the terrorist threat continues to emerge and change with new groups gaining increasing notoriety and becoming more prominent on an international level, the role played by intelligence and the intelligence community will continue to play a vital role in combating the threat. As analysts, governments, military and police find an increasing need and reliance on intelligence, this postgraduate programme will not only equip you to analyse these types of problems but will also help you to place them in the context of broader military, strategic and political considerations.


You will gain a solid academic grounding in the fields of criminology, terrorism and intelligence which will equip you with the critical thinking skills needed to make sense of the ever-changing global security agenda. These skills will enable you to engage with institutions and individuals central to this area.


Your path to getting ahead

The degree is suited to professionals seeking career advancement or further study in relation to law enforcement, defence, intelligence, customs and immigration, the security industry, international governmental and non-governmental institutions, national foreign ministries and companies with a global orientation.

The vocational nature of the Masters programme is further enhanced by the dissertation, which allows you to engage in a substantial piece of research and to apply your knowledge and skills in an area of particular interest to you and your career aspirations.


The PGDip/MSc in Intelligence and Security Studies will equip you for analytical research on contemporary structures, processes and factors in international and transnational security issues. Being delivered 100% by distance learning, you can organise your learning, and the development of transferable vocational and research skills, around the demands of your work and home life.


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This is a London Metropolitan University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by IBC Academy. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by London Metropolitan University.