Home of the two-year degree, we are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


With global security intelligence increasingly at the heart of policy across all areas of business and government, issues such as migration, climate change, rapidly changing internal politics and clashes between existing and rising powers will all dominate the news and policy agendas over the coming years.

Technology is also becoming central to our thinking: not just in the shape of cyber security intelligence, but also in a range of developments, from artificial intelligence to autonomous weapons systems.

Graduates with a strong understanding of intelligence and security concerns will continue to be in high demand.

The University of Buckingham’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) has established itself as a centre of excellence in developing knowledge and career prospects in the arena of global security.

With a range of study options at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels, you can build a future in one of the most critical, stimulating and growing areas of policy and employment.


Ian , MA Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy

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Graduates have secured roles in both the private and public sector. With many different career pathways flowing into the security and intelligence world, you could move into positions in the public service (such as the military or civil service), or international organisations like the UN, NATO, EU or OSCE. There are also a range of careers in journalism, media, NGOs and think tanks.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017