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  Intelligence & International Security MA

King’s College London    Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

Full time & Part time September MA One year FT / Two years PT
Politics & Government (30)

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Immerse yourself in the world of intelligence and international security with the Intelligence & International Security MA at King's College London. This programme delves into the crucial role intelligence plays in shaping global security landscapes in the 21st century. Gain insights into intelligence processes, ethical considerations, and the impact on national and international security. The course offers a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, workshops, and masterclasses by industry experts. With a strong focus on practical skills development, students explore topics such as diplomacy, cybersecurity, and political violence. The programme structure includes required modules like Intelligence in Peace & War and a dissertation, along with a variety of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. To join this prestigious programme, you'll need a high 2:1 honours undergraduate degree in relevant subjects. Prepare for a rewarding career in government service, risk management, or international organizations with this comprehensive MA programme.

About the course

Our Intelligence & International Security MA examines the trends that continue to shape intelligence and international security developments in the 21st century. Intelligence, today, is central to our security. It is crucial for managing the key national and international security threats that societies and individuals face, ranging from the threat of domestic and transnational terrorism, to digital espionage and attacks, to pandemics, to renewed inter-state, and great power rivalries. Understanding intelligence is also crucial if we are to understand the balance of power between the citizen and the state, particularly given the potential of digital surveillance.

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Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 67% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum high 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 67% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 67% or above in the UK marking scheme.

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"The teaching arrangements combined with student seminars enable students to get their outmost of education, as well as King's relationship with external organizations such as IISS, Chatham House and RUSI make this experience inclusive."

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