New intelligence distance learning degree launching at national conference

A Leicester intelligence expert will be launching a new distance-learning degree at a national meeting of leading intelligence professionals.

Dr David Strachan-Morris (pictured), Lecturer in Intelligence and Security, will be attending the National Intelligence Conference organised by the National Police Chiefs Council and the College of Policing from 12 – 14 May at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire. This year’s conference ‘Intelligence > The Sum Of Its Parts’ sees the national leads within the intelligence world speak on their work and offers the opportunity for intelligence professionals to learn from high profile cases.

Dr Strachan-Morris will also be taking the opportunity to launch the new MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Intelligence and Security via Distance Learning, offered by our Department of Politics and International Relations. It aims to equip students with an understanding of key concepts and debates in relation to intelligence and security, based upon world-leading research and the practical experience in the field of intelligence of the members of the Department.

It considers intelligence from the perspective of civilian, military and police intelligence agencies as well as providing some insight into commercial intelligence activity, such as the provision of intelligence by private security companies and political risk analysis.

The University of Leicester is also a sponsor of this year’s National Intelligence Conference.