Strategic intelligence and forecasting 879

Module code SEC 879
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

National security is closely related to threat perception, and threat analysis is in turn largely dependent on sound strategic intelligence.  Attention is given to contemporary theory and practice as far as strategic intelligence is concerned; questions of policy on, agencies for an control over the intelligence process; and the current processes, focus, value and utilisation of strategic intelligence in a changing world.  Strategic forecasting (with the inclusion of risk analysis and scenario construction) is linked to threat perception and national security to the extent that it forms an important part of planning for the future - hence the study of the nature, methodology and use of forecasting in the security environment.

Module credits 30.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Political Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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