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MSc Security Studies

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MSc - Master of Science

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What you'll learn

The emerging paradigms within security studies, security and intelligence at local, national and global levels.

An analysis of important security events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The critical view of threats from terrorism, organised crime, radicalisation and intelligence failures.

Examine key themes and debates shaping the concepts of security and security studies.

Address critical areas of contemporary concern within security studies, such as foreign policy, the role of radicalisation in international politics and the evolving dangers of financial crime.

A solid academic grounding in criminology, terrorism and intelligence.


The module immerses students in contemporary trends and emerging paradigms within safety and security at both local and global levels, and explores some justifications for the increasing ?securitisation? of social life. Students will explore a variety of social settings where concepts of safety or security are applied with particular reference to community policing. By a process of critical reflection and analysis they will be encouraged to test the success and validity of security provision within these settings and to consider the effects of securitisation processes upon contemporary criminal justice systems and other regulatory environments. Key theories and policies related to safety and security will be examined and tested, and their ethical and legal implications outlined.

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Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted.

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