The PG Certificate in Law Enforcement Security and Intelligence is available from the University of Buckingham’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS). This programme supplements our range of taught Masters and research programmes by offering, for the first time, a distance-learning option of study. The programme will be a unique new opportunity for current or aspiring security professionals who wish to enhance their careers by developing their strategic awareness of the core issues in the field.
This programme will build on BUCSIS’s existing reputation as a premier global provider of high-quality academic education in issues concerning the study of contemporary security and intelligence. The BUCSIS teaching team offer a strong and unique blend of academic and security-practitioner experience, which has been brought to bear on the delivery of a range of successful postgraduate taught and research programmes since our foundation ten years ago. The University of Buckingham prides itself on its teaching quality, scoring gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment in 2017; and consistently scoring first nationally in the National Student Satisfaction survey.
Who is it for?
This programme will be particularly suitable for existing and aspiring security professionals, both in the UK and overseas, who are keen to develop their educational portfolio but are not in a position to attend a traditionally taught course based at the University. It is designed to deliver a high-level educational programme for those wishing to climb the ladder towards senior management, where a big-picture understanding of the core strategic issues will be critical. The distance-learning delivery allows for the programme to be fitted flexibly around a job and other commitments.
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Terms and conditions for prospective students
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What does it deliver?
The programme comprises two modules of ten weeks each, covering: Law Enforcement Intelligence Practice and Policy; and Security Threats and Challenges in the Law Enforcement Environment. These run respectively from September – December, and January – March. The programme is delivered using an online Virtual Learning Environment, through which multimedia resources are accessed. Assessment is constituted by a number of written assignments, including essays on big-picture issues; and short policy-paper exercises. Tutor support is provided throughout, and there are opportunities to attend workshops and symposia in person at the university for those who are able to do so.
Teaching is accessed through the delivery of a number of audio-visual resources delivered via the Virtual Learning Environment. These include a mixture of short lectures, documents and resources which can be accessed online by the students. Assessment is via a number of written assignments, submitted online. Each student will be assigned a personal tutor with whom online contact, advice and assistance with assignments can be accessed throughout the programme. In addition to online contact, students can also take advantage of optional physical workshops at the university for those who are able to attend.
Module A: Law Enforcement Intelligence Practice and Policy
Intelligence systems and processes
Strategic and tactical considerations
Organised Crime Mapping
Big Data and Social Media analysis
Module B: Security Threats and Challenges in the Law Enforcement Environment
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. Among our alumni we have a graduate who became the head of his country’s civil service and one who became a leading Formula One motor-racing driver. Another secured a position as the Minister of Sabah and one female law graduate became the first British lawyer to become a French Advocate.
A number of our graduates from Security and Intelligence Studies programmes have gone on to secure high-level jobs in security policy roles in government and companies, and in security think-tanks.
The tuition fees quoted are for the degree (e.g. if you start a degree at Buckingham in January 2018, you will pay the same termly fee for the duration of your degree – you will not be affected by the price increase in September 2018). Fees are normally paid in termly instalments.
Postgraduate first-class scholarship
A first-class scholarship is available to both home and international students studying a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%. The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.
Details of other scholarships can be found on our main Bursaries and Scholarships page. You should make an application to study at the University and receive an offer letter confirming our acceptance of your application before applying for a scholarship.