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PGDip Law Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Studies

PGDip Law Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Studies

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Law / Legal Studies Strategic Studies International Politics Security

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to deliver an understanding of the contemporary security and intelligence environment in western democracies, focusing particularly on the law enforcement environment in the UK. There is a national and international need for graduates to acquire the skills to analyse security and intelligence matters. Emphasis is placed on relating academic and historical analyses to contemporary problems and policy questions especially in the UK but also to western states in general.

It uniquely uses a degree of "practice" expertise within those delivering the programme. We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge- style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners- senior academic staff from other universities in the UK- who approve and moderate assessed work. Our graduates have gone on to further study at most of the world's leading universities, including Harvard, London, Oxford and Cambridge and secured jobs in senior positions around the world.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



This module includes: Intelligence systems and processes; Strategic and tactical considerations; Organised Crime Mapping; Big Data and Social Media analysis; Political considerations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or, a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience.