Covert Innvestigation and Specialist Intelligence

Informa Connect
Course summary
11-27 months
7,995 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: 04/09/2020 - Online courses
Last application: 14/09/2020
Professional Training

Course description

Covert Innvestigation and Specialist Intelligence

Examine& the role of covert& investigation and specialist& intelligence in fighting& serious organised crime,& terrorism and community threats.

The innovative& Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence programme& explores key themes involving covert and intelligence matters including effectiveness, value, lawfulness, risks and ethics. The course incorporates a wider range of subjects including& HUMINT collection, the& elicitation of intelligence,& investigative interview models,& covert techniques,& underpinning legislation,& oversight mechanisms,& intelligence sharing& and& analysis& at local, national and global levels.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Admission Requirements

  • A relevant second-class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, law, policing, security, social or political science) or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required.
  • Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and/or suitable work experience (such as policing, corporate intelligence, security or military) may be accepted. This course has been designed to support those who may not have a first degree but wish to undertake this programme. The expectation is that the Students experience will include a minimum 3 years working within a dedicated intelligence and/or covert investigative related role.
  • In some cases, applicants who do not pass the standard entry requirement may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader.
  • When you apply, you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the application fee.

Training Course Content

Postgraduate Certificate

Comprises three mandatory modules:

  1. Human Intelligence: HUMINT
  2. Forensic Elicitation of Intelligence
  3. Covert Techniques: Legislation and Operational Capability

Postgraduate Diploma

Comprises the prior mandatory three modules and the mandatory Research Methods module:

  1. Research Methods

Plus, any of the following options, adding up to, but not exceeding:

  1. Case Studies in Intelligence Success and Failure
  2. Operational Ethics
  3. Intelligence Analysis
  4. Investigative Interviewing
  5. Disclosure
  6. Intelligence Sharing and Cooperation
  7. Intelligence Oversight Mechanisms


Comprises of the prior requirement for the PGCert and the PGDip plus a dissertation of 15,000 words

  1. Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence Studies

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Programme Fees

  • Postgraduate certificate - £3,495
  • Postgraduate diploma - £5,995
  • MSc - £7,995

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