Module Identifier IP37820  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Len Scott  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite IP33320  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours (10 x 1 hour)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   12 Hours (6 x 2 hours)  
Assessment Course work   Or students can be assessed by 2 x 3,000 word essays (50% each)   100%  
  Exam   2 Hours Students can either be assessed by 1 x 1,500 word essay (30%) plus 1 x 2 hour exam (70%)   70%  

Brief description

Spying is an activity which can be traced back before biblical times. The activities of 'The Second Oldest Profession' provide a focus for exploring a range of issues in intelligence studies. This module examines the significance of espionage in the Cold War period through the analysis of case studies. Other aspects of espionage, including the nature of treachery and the problems of counter-intelligence (including 'molehunts') are explored. The end of the Cold War presents new challenges (and opportunities) to spies, intelligencers, and their organisations which the course seeks to evaluate.


The aim of this module is to explore concepts, themes and issues introduced in Module IP33320 (Intelligence and National Security), in particular: espionage and counter-intelligence; as well as covert operations.


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

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Christopher Andrew. For the President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush.
Michael Herman. Intelligence Power in Peace and War.