Intelligence and Security Studies MA

Intelligence and security policy issues are one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern. More than ever before, national governments, international agencies and international corporations need employees with a strong grasp of intelligence and security concerns who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment. Intelligence and Security Studies at Brunel offers you a unique opportunity for practical, policy oriented graduate study of intelligence issues across the private and public sectors around the world. As part of the course, you’ll study a range of modules on campus over one year full-time or two years part-time, including participation in the Brunel Simulated Intelligence Analysis Exercise (BASE) on a real-world subject. The MA will allow you to demonstrate your ability to complete a substantial piece of intelligence and securities research through a dissertation project.

Course syllabus:

  1. Intelligence and Security Studies Dissertation

  2. Intelligence History: Failure and Success

  3. Contemporary Threats and Analytical Methodology

  4. Intelligence Concepts, Issues and Institutions

  5. Intelligence Analysis Foundations Methods and Applications

  6. Counterintelligence and Security