University of Leicester

Department of Politics and International Relations

Intelligence and Security MA



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

This course will equip you with an understanding of key concepts and debates in relation to intelligence and security and the current state of knowledge in the field, and also enable you to apply this in your own field, whether in a practitioner or academic context. Combining world leading research by members of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and their practical experience in the field of intelligence, this degree will give you an opportunity to conduct advanced study on intelligence theory and practice. As well as academic depth, this course will provide breadth by looking at intelligence from the perspective of civilian, military and police intelligence agencies as well as providing some insight into commercial intelligence activity, such as the provision of intelligence by private security companies and political risk analysis. The MA in Intelligence and Security will be of use to those seeking professional development and/or enhanced employability working with intelligence in central government, the military, the police and cognate services (such as the National Crime Agency, Border Force and HM Prison Service), the private security sector (including political risk), NGOs, the UN or other international organisations. Start dates: March and September each year.


University of Leicester

International Student Requirements:

You will need to meet the University's English Language Requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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