Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Intelligence Analysis and Management

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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Intelligence Analysis and Management degree is built around the expectations and needs of employers. We were the first university to offer this type of course in the UK and have a strong reputation in this field. You will benefit from our experienced and supportive course team, who are intelligence and security practitioners. Guest lecturers and industry workshops are also a key part of the course, ensuring you gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding to prepare you for an exciting career. Our BSc (Hons) Intelligence Analysis and Management degree programme will help prepare you for employment as an intelligence analyst. Whether you want to work in the police, an intelligence agency or in military intelligence, the lecturers try to incorporate that into the lessons and tailor the content to your areas of your interest. If you’re unsure which area or specific career to go into, this course will equip you with a wide variety of skills for different industries or sectors, so you’ll be prepared for whatever field you end up choosing. The programme draws upon the expertise, capabilities and knowledge of sector and industry specialists in the public and private sector, as well as from researchers and academics. This offers comprehensive and current coverage of the required capabilities and analytical approach that are inherent requirements for effective and employable intelligence analysts and managers. We are committed to providing you with the best learning experience. With smaller class sizes, you’ll have access to one-to-one teaching and support. The course team and visiting lecturing staff have been, or are still, intelligence and security practitioners and have military and police backgrounds. Our supportive course team tailor the content to ensure a more hands on/practical aspect to this course teaching you the different types of intelligence and skills needed to be effective in your future career. The course covers a wide range of intelligence-related subject areas, or domains, and links them to an understanding of the all-important need for intelligence to be an embedded, rather than distinct organisational function. The programme also ensures that graduates are able to understand and engage with the issues affecting organisations and businesses in terms of management of their non-intelligence related functions; such that intelligence analysis and management can be orientated to, and aligned with, organisational requirements. The development of confidence and capability will be emphasised from the very start of the programme, where students - having learned the core subject areas – will become practised and highly skilled in analysing intelligence and producing and delivering reports and outputs to a high standard. You will learn to thrive in a ‘challenge’ environment; where intelligence outputs will be tested and assumptions will be subject to detailed scrutiny and examination. We use current case studies and topical news stories to teach concepts and ideas, so you can relate to the events and know that you’re learning the very latest information to help you in your future careers. Staff are also constantly working to ensure that degree content remains aligned to the needs of employers. Due to our close proximity to London, and military locations in the area, guest speakers are always on hand to visit the University and enrich your learning. You will also benefit from attending a range of intelligence, security and resilience industry events. We are also now a part of the Royal Air Force’s University Air Squadron (for the Oxford Region). Our students have set up the Intelligence, Security and Resilience Society, with a diary of events and external speakers. The students manage the society themselves, learning and growing their networking skills alongside general and financial management skills - with support from the Students’ Union.

Course details

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

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