Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security'oriented careers in both the private sectors, as well as to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement.

Course Modules

Modules include: intelligence concepts (issues and institutions); intelligence history (failure and success); contemporary threats and analytical methodology; intelligence and security studies project; dissertation. Optional modules include: intelligence analysis foundations, methods and applications; counterintelligence and security.

Course Additional Entry

A UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification with an understanding of the realities of academic intelligence and security study and the frameworks within which intelligence and security operations work; applicants with other qualifications or with relevant work related experience will be considered on an individual basis; applicants will be interviewed by telephone or in person; students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MA (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,350  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,175  Academic year. First year home fees