Master in Security Studies and Information Analysis
The graduate program is an interdisciplinary, but specialized program, reaching out to practice, over theory. It analyzes and addresses current and emerging security and Intelligence challenges and opportunities.
The program prepares students, for a professional orientation in the Intelligence specialization and even more so in information analysis framework.
The program’s curriculum standards comply with the National Qualifications Framework of the UAE Level 9, Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) international accreditation standards, and International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) education standards. The program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education.
Perspective students are provided with specialized knowledge spectrum in elements of Intelligence and information analysis regionally and globally. Students are keen in joining a framework of education that goes hand in hand with the security resilience policy of the UAE vision 2030, to meet the national and international educational standards; to offer knowledge capacity building and continuity through the world of security and global affairs.
The Master program, is designed for early and mid-career professionals; academically qualified graduates with B.A. or other higher degrees in the following fields but not limited to : International Relations, Political Science, International Studies, Security and Strategic Studies, Law, Humanities, Crisis Management, Criminology or a closely related or inter-related fields such as Communication, and Business, with specialization to security, strategy and international affairs, among others.
To apply for the Master’s program, students should meet all requirements of admission. All degrees should be in compliance with the Ministry of Higher Education and graduates applying should reflect recognized and accredited Universities by the UAE. International Degrees, should be attested first before applying.
For graduate degree completion, graduate students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Earn a minimum CGPA of 2.00 on a scale of 4.00.
- Successfully complete all courses as described in the study plan.
- The Degree Completion requirements must be met within the timeframe of the program.
- Successfully complete the “Thesis” course.
Total Number of Courses
Total Number of Credit Hours
Free Elective Courses
36 Credit Hours
Tuition (One Semester)
Admission (One Time)
Last Updated on August 4, 2022
7 COURSES | 21 CREDIT HOURS
This course examines the history, principles, concepts, functions and methods used in collecting intelligence information. The main emphasis in this course is placed on the collection, analysis, interpretation and the use of intelligence.
This course also recognizes and explores the evolving intersection between intelligence and national as well as global security.
This course also recognizes and explores the evolving intersection between intelligence and national security.
The Master in Security Studies and Information Analysis, includes a specialized based research Thesis.
- Intelligence Analysis
- Informational Analysis Security
- Operations & Warfare
- Preventive and Pre-Emptive Operations
- Crisis Management & Operations
- Information Analysis based on Open Sources
- Cyber-Security & War
- Application of Sustainable Development in the level of security and information analysis
- Future Security Challenges
- Policing and Counter-Extremism
- Future of Homeland Security
- Intelligence Infrastructure