Programme Information


This program is targeted to meet the professional needs of persons engaged in intelligence, security, police management, forensic and cyber-crime investigations. Courses will be delivered by highly qualified instructors and will be conducted in seminar-style, using problem-based teaching approaches.

Campus: Main Campus

Total Programme Credits: 42

Programme Duration: 2 years

Programme Delivery: Face-to-face/Blended

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved/recognized university with a B+ average or Upper Second Class honors or an equivalent GPA

  • Bachelor’s degree with a lower than B+ average but with compensating experience in the field of national security, intelligence, and criminal justice (3-5 years) and/or additional qualifications such as a diploma or certificate in National Security and Intelligence Studies.

  • There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion:

    • Applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

    • Such applicants would normally be senior police and army officers or senior civilian personnel working with police and security agencies or in public-sector organizations concerned with crime, security and police-related operations.

    • Applicants may also be requested to complete selected prerequisite courses as directed by the USC.


  • NSIS521 Seminar in Security Studies 3
  • NSIS531 Seminar in Intelligence Studies 3
  • NSIS561 Research Methodology I 3
  • NSIS562 Research Methodology II 2
  • NSIS522 National and Regional Security 3
  • NSIS532 Intelligence Operations and Intelligence Organizations 3
  • NSIS541 Seminar in Terrorism and Political Violence 3
  • Seminar in Protecting Critical Infrastructure-Policies & Processes 3
  • NSIS571 Spanish Workshop I 1
  • NSIS671 Spanish Workshop II (Reading and Translation) 1
  • NSIS572 Distinguished Seminar I (Topics in National Security & Intelligence Studies) 1
  • NSIS672 Distinguished Seminar II (Topics in National Security & Intelligence Studies) 1
  • NSIS695 Master’s Thesis 6

National and International Security

  • NSIS623 International Security in a Changing World 3

  • NSIS624 National Security and Intelligence Challenges 3

  • NSIS625 Current Security Issues in the Caribbean 3

Intelligence Analysis and Management

  • NSIS633 Improving Intelligence Analysis through Critical Thinking 3

  • NSIS662 Structured Analytic Techniques and Case 3

  • NSIS663 Intelligence Analysis and National Security 3

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

  • NSIS642 Seminar in the History of Ancient and Modern Terrorism 3

  • NSIS643 Suicide and Religious Terrorism 3

  • NSIS644 Counterterrorism Strategies and Policy 3