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M.A. Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy

School of Humanities, University of Buckingham

The MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy combines elements from our existing Security and Intelligence MA and our new MA in Diplomacy. Like all of our MA programmes, it aims to help to prepare graduates for careers in foreign and other ministries, international organisations, international journalism and global civil society organisations or for further research. Areas of study include intelligence and international security since 1939; intelligence, tradecraft and machinery; case studies in intelligence success and failure; international law and diplomacy; foreign policy analysis; global diplomacy; security challenges and other global issues. The modules are taught intensively in lectures, seminars and small group tutorials; they assume little prior knowledge but rapidly bring students to an advanced level of understanding. Buckingham is a small academic community and students have personal and frequent access to their instructors. The programme is also suitable for those without a specific career aim in mind but who wish to acquire an advanced understanding of these subjects.

Assessment will take the form of written assignments and examinations and an individually supervised 12,500-word dissertation. Candidates whose total average mark is above 70 are awarded the MA with Distinction; those whose total average mark is between 60 and 69 are awarded the MA with Merit; those whose total average mark is between 50 and 59 are awarded the MA and those whose total average mark is between 40 and 49 are awarded the Diploma.

First or Second Class degree or relevant work experience

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score: 570
TOEFL internet-based test score: 90
Buckingham is a town in north Buckinghamshire, England, close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The town has a population of 12,043. Buckingham is also a civil parish designated as a town council.

Overview of Buckingham

Population: 11,572 (2001)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, Great Britain, or simply Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.

Overview of United Kingdom

Capital: London
Currencies: GBP
Population: 63,181,775
Dialing Code: 44
Degree Level: Masters
Tuition Fee: € 9,470 / Year (EEA) , € 15,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Language:English
Duration:1 Year
Start Date:January  2019, September  2019
Delivery Mode:On Campus
Study Nature:Full-time
Disciplines: Political Science & International Relations
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