Module Identifier IPM0360  
Module Title INTELLIGENCE, SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
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%  
  Exam   3 Hours   40%  
  Project work   2 x 1,000 word projects - 10% each   20%  

Objectives


By the end of the module students should be able to:

Aims


This module is the core module for students on the MScEcon Degree or Diploma (S Pathway) in Intelligence and Strategic Studies.


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.