Study a Master's in Intelligence and Security

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When you study a master's in intelligence and security with us, you’ll be taught by expert tutors with vast experience and published research. You will learn on our outstanding green campus close to Manchester city centre, UK.

Follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have gone to work for some of the world's most exciting organisations including the United NationsCapitaThe Information and Communications Technology Councilthe Mexican Embassy of Turkeythe University of Luxembourg, Europol and Meta.

Explore intelligence and security courses

MA Intelligence and Security Studies

This is the longest-running non-governmental postgraduate course in the UK, in the area of contemporary intelligence and security issues. 

We have a partnership with Grey Dynamics, which is a private intelligence firm that offers apolitical analysis on topics such as security, geopolitics, defence and espionage. MAISS students will be eligible for participation in Grey Dynamics' internship programme.

MA Intelligence and Security Studies

MA Terrorism and Security

Do you want to work as a civil servant, in the armed forces, the legal profession, to teach in a related field or report on national news? Whatever your interest in this complex subject, this course will give you the opportunity to explore it in depth.

MA Terrorism and Security

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Studying at Salford

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When you study a masters in intelligence and security with us, you'll learn on our beautiful, green Peel Park campus in our £55 million New Adelphi building. You'll have the best of both worlds with the vibrant Manchester city centre just minutes from our campus.

Your tutors are all experts in the field and are active in both the industry and research. You'll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and build your practical experience with live briefs. 

Why choose Salford?


Benefit from real-world learning opportunities including networking with the sector and working on live briefs — put your learning into practice and gain invaluable experience.


Join 4,500 other international students on our vibrant global campus, with expert support services, a dedicated faith centre and opportunities to explore your passions.


Get up to £3,000 to fund your studies and take your career to the next level.

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