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Starting 9 September 2024

Application Deadline 2 September 2024

Starting 9 September 2024

Application Deadline 2 September 2024

A Security Studies Masters course investigating the key issues and emerging paradigms of security, intelligence analysis and criminology

Online distance learning course tutored by experts in security and law enforcement

Delivered by distance learning over 11-28 months depending on route taken

Distance Learning Security Studies Course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Securities Studies
  • Module 2 - Intelligence Analysis
  • Module 3 - Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Module 4 - Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Module 5 - Strategic Change in the Global Environment
  • Module 6 - International Financial Crime and Security
  • Module 7 - Security Studies Dissertation

What you'll learn

  • The emerging paradigms within security studies, security and intelligence at local, national and global levels.
  • An analysis of important security events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • The critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation and intelligence failures.
  • Examine key themes and debates shaping the concepts of security and security studies.
  • Address critical areas of contemporary concern within security studies, such as foreign policy, the role of radicalisation in international politics and the evolving dangers of financial crime.
  • A solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence.

When does it start and how long is the course?

We offer one start date per academic year (September). 

The programme must be completed within: 

  • PGCert: 11 months 
  • PGDip: 22 months 
  • MSc: 28 months

How is the course assessed?

  • To successfully complete the course you must pass each module. 
  • Assessment will incorporate coursework, online examinations, research assignments and essays. 
  • You will also be expected to participate in the virtual learning environment with tutors and fellow students. 
  • There will be no examinations requiring attendance at a venue.

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Why choose Informa Connect

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs