Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Security and Intelligence

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Course summary

Security and Intelligence is a key contemporary global issue. The Security and Intelligence degrees develop confident, critical and digitally proficient analytical thinkers in the fields of intelligence, international security, diplomacy, policing, criminology and forensics. Our Security and Intelligence degrees will provide students with an intellectual understanding and pragmatic application of Security Studies, Intelligence Studies and Security Sciences in the analysis of relevant contemporary problems and international security issues We have a suite of Security and Intelligence BA (Hons) and BSc (Hons) degrees. Our BSc degree will you will take you on a practical journey, introducing you to collection, investigative and operational methods and the practical application of security and intelligence across the globe. You will cover a range of subject areas, including International Relations, History, Security Studies and Policing, Criminology, Sociology and Forensics. If you would prefer to take on a theoretical approach to security and intelligence, then please have a look at our BA (Hons) Security and Intelligence degrees. As well as the three-year course, we also have a placement year route. There is also a Foundation year route for students who may not have the necessary academic profile for entry onto the three-year course or who have been out of formal education for a while and would like to enhance their skills and capabilities first. On successful completion, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Security and Intelligence.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 core modules: Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Investigation, Introduction to Global Security and Introduction to Security Technology. Level 4 optional modules: History of the United States or Analysis of Digital Evidence. Level 5 modules including optional modules: Designing Research Projects (Studies), Intelligence & Strategy, Human Rights and Global Security, Security Studies, International Society: From Westphalia to the Present, International Relations Theory, Northern Ireland: Conflict & Resolution, French Revolution and Napoleon, Gender History and Sexual Politics, Practical Methods of Criminal Investigation, Forensic Investigation Skills, Processing of Digital Evidence, Organised Crime, Firearms Investigation, Understanding Terrorism: Causes and Theories, Designing Research Projects (Sciences), Professionalising Investigation, Policing in a Digital Age, Cyber Security Skills Portfolio. Level 6 modules including optional modules: Security and Intelligence Project, Classified: The Intelligence Report, Governments and Intelligence Agencies, Contemporary Terror Movements: Classification and Response, Issues in European Security and Defence, Russian Security from the Tsars to Putin, Modern Italy & Mediterranean Politics, Governments and Intelligence Agencies, Climate Change, Water and Conflict, Nomads, Tribal Groups and the State, Intelligence-led Policing Cybercrime, Transnational Organised Crime, Mass Death Scenarios.

Assessment method

Assessment is varied, offering you the opportunity of working very much to your strengths. . Each module includes a practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessment.Essays, portfolios, case study work, chronologies, primary source analysis, book reviews, individual assessed presentation, and assessed groups work are included in our assessment strategy.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L251
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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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
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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