Module Identifier IPM3330  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Peter Jackson  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Seminar   1 x two hour seminar per week over one semester  
Assessment Project report   1 x 1,500 word project   20%  
  Essay   1 x 3,000 word   40%  
  Exam   3 Hours To be examined in Semester Two.   40%  


The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the evolution of permanent intelligence organisations within the government machinery of most important states. The experience of the two world wars played a central role in this process as intelligence communities became increasingly professionalised. By the end of the Second World War all of the powers had developed extensive bureaucracies responsible for the collection, analysis and distribution of information from both 'open' and 'secret' sources. Intelligence has played a key role in shaping the perceptions of policy-makers in times of peace and war. The aim of the course is to consider the role of intelligence in policy-making by focusing on key events and issues in the international history of this period in which intelligence and counter-intelligence organisations played a vital role.

Learning outcomes

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