Security and Intelligence (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

Security and Intelligence is a key and contemporary global issue. The Security and Intelligence degrees develop confident, critical and digitally proficient and analytical thinks 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. The Foundation year route is 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. After the second year of study, students choose whether to study the BSc pathway or the BA pathway. The BA pathway is theoretically and conceptionally based, whilst the BSc pathway is analytical, investigative and operational. Both pathways cover a range of subject areas, including International Relations, History, Security Studies and Policing, Criminology, Sociology, Forensics, and Law. On successful completion of the BA pathway, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Security and Intelligence.


Foundation Year core modules: Crime in Context, Introduction to Principles of Law, Core Legal Skills, Sociology of Crime, Theories of Criminality. Year 1 core modules: Introduction to International Relations, Information and Intelligence, Introduction to Investigation, Issues in Global Security, Introduction to Security Technologies, one option. Year 1 option modules: History of the United States or Analysis of Digital Evidence. Year 2 core modules: Designing Research Projects, Intelligence & Strategy, Human Rights and Global Security, Security Studies, International Society: From Westphalia to the Present, one option. Year 2 option modules: International Relations Theory, Northern Ireland: Conflict and 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 Year 3 core modules: Security and Intelligence Project, Classified: The Intelligence Report, Governments and Intelligence Agencies, 40 credits of options. Year 3 optional modules: Contemporary Terror Movements: Classification and Response, Issues in European Security and Defence, Russian Security from the Tsars to Putin, Modern Italy and Mediterranean Politics, Climate Change, Water and Conflict, Nomads, Tribal Groups and the State, Intelligence-led Policing, Cyber Crime, 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

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Security and Intelligence (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS