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Course summary

Are you interested in the role intelligence plays in international affairs? Or perhaps you want to explore how technology is changing intelligence and security? Wherever your interests lie, our BA (Hons) Intelligence Analysis degree will provide you with the tools and training you need to establish a professional career. You will learn about the recent international history and current affairs to explore and understand the wider context within which intelligence activity sits. You’ll also receive an introduction to the use of software relevant for intelligence analysis in the digital age. As part of your intelligence analysis course, you’ll be able to choose from a range of study modules from the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP), equipping you with a range of transferable skills such as focused listening teamwork and cultural appreciation – all of which are highly sought after in the professional workplace. What’s more, you’ll also have further opportunities to develop employability skills, including the Wordscope programme and the Salford Advantage scheme. Find out more about what the course covers by watching the course overview from Programme Leader, Dr. Christopher Murphy on our CourseFinder page: You will:

  • Study current, real-world events of international significance and importance
  • Gain the transferable knowledge and skills desired by employers in the intelligence analysis sector
  • Learn from a team of leading academics who are recognised, published experts in their fields and whose teaching is informed by their own research expertise


Year one Introduction to Intelligence: Methods and Targets International Politics 1 Digital Skills for Intelligence Analysis 1 and 2 Global Intelligence International History: 1945-present Year two Intelligence, Law and Oversight Open Source Intelligence: Collection and Analysis Intelligence Analysis Simulation Contemporary Threats to Democracy Optional modules may include: Contemporary Security Intelligence, Security and Politics in Britain 1909-94 US Foreign Policy since 1945 Chinese Foreign Policy Since 1949 Covert Action: Past and Present University Wide Language Programme Year three Dissertation Intelligence Ethics Counterintelligence and Security in the 21st Century Optional modules may include: Intelligence and Cyber Warfare Arab-Israeli Conflict Private Intelligence and Corporate Espionage Politics and the Internet Britain and the Cold War University Wide Language Programme

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

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University of Salford
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Wednesday 5 July and Thursday 6 July 9am to 5pm, Friday 7 July until Wednesday 16 August 10am to 4pm, Thursday 17 August 7.30am to 7pm, Friday 18 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 19 August 10am to 12 noon. Also Clearing Visit Day, Sunday 20 August Closed, Monday 21 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on).

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