|Module Title||INTELLIGENCE, SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Len Scott|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Peter Jackson|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x two hour seminar per week over two semesters|
|Assessment||Essay||2 x 2,500 essays - 20% each||40%|
|Project work||2 x 1,000 word projects - 10% each||20%|
Intelligence has been described as the 'missing dimension' of international affairs. Yet the twentieth century has seen the growth of intelligence organisations whose activities have played an often crucial role in policy-making, and international relations. The advent of the Cold War and the development of nuclear weapons have provided context and pretext for the growth of modern intelligence organisations. In recent years intelligence studies has emerged as a significant field of scholarship, casting light on key events and issues in twentieth century international security. Yet the study of intelligence faces considerable methodological challenges. The aim of the module is to explore these various issues and to examine the role of intelligence in national security policy making. This is done by focusing on key events and issues in international relations in which intelligence and intelligence organisations played a vital role.