Study Programmes

BUCSIS offers home and international students innovative programmes in intelligence and security studies, which have a strong practice-oriented content prioritizing the development of strong analytical skills and a knowledge base to international levels of excellence:1

MA Security and Intelligence Studies

This programme aims to deliver a deep understanding of the contemporary security and intelligence environment in western democracies, with a focus on the UK. Security and Intelligence Studies are an important new field in political science but there is also widespread recognition that a good knowledge of how security and intelligence agencies operate; of the environment in which they operate; and of how their products are, and should be, used has become a key component of good and successful governance. 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, using a unique degree of practitioner-led expertise.2

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MA Intelligence History with Bletchley Park Studies

Mindful of the huge contribution a study of Bletchley’s activities makes to British intelligence history, the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham (BUCSIS) is launching this new MA programme. It is the ‘twin’ of the highly successful MA in Security and Intelligence Studies (MA/SIS) set up in September 2008. BUCSIS currently has some thirty students on its books at MA, MPhil and DPhil levels, more than half coming from the USA, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe East and West, and Africa.3

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References

  1. University of Buckingham (2011) Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) [online] Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/research/bucsis []
  2. University of Buckingham (2011) MA Security and Intelligence Studies [online] Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/securityandintelligence. []
  3. University of Buckingham (2011) MA Intelligence History with Bletchley Park Studies [online] Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/intelligencehistory-bletchleypark. []