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

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. The Foundation Year option is available for those who may not have the academic profile for direct entry onto the 3-year degree. It will develop your skills and help prepare you for further study. On successful completion, we will issue the following award: BSc (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, Introduction to Investigation, Introduction to Global Security and Introduction to Security Technology. Year 1 optional modules: History of the United States or Analysis of Digital Evidence. Year 2 core modules: Designing Research Projects, Intelligence & Strategy, Professionalising Investigation, Policing in a Digital Age, Cyber Security Skills and Portfolio, option module. 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, Contemporary Terror Movements: Classification and Response, 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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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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