Buckingham University's Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) has a vibrant programme of active research currently being undertaken in a range of security and intelligence issues, involving both the UK and overseas. It was established in 2008 as a world-class centre for research into the key Security and Intelligence issues facing the UK and the world in the 21st century. The Centre is headed by Dr Julian Richards, a Security Studies specialist with a long experience of working in the UK government on defence and security policy issues.
Potential research topics:
- Security and Intelligence agencies and counter-terrrorism
- Terrorism: threats, responses and strategy
- National Security in various overseas countries
Selection process: wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be conducted by Skype, email or phone. Applications should be accompanied by a research proposal.
Entry requirements: a Master's, a first or second class upper division degree; or significant relevant experience.