MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies
The Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies serves, not only to complement the professional training of the senior managers of the security sector, but in many instances, provides them with the opportunity of exposure to the rigours of Graduate Studies in a field very applicable to their day to day activities.
The educational emphasis is placed on a policy oriented approach, as well as on critical examination of the theories and concepts that have influenced regional strategic, defence and anti-crime policies. Particular attention is paid to emerging strategic trends that pose long-term challenges to Caribbean security as a region and individual countries, and raise complex trade-offs for policy makers.
The Programme aims at providing a better understanding of:
- Agency roles and functions
- The domestic, regional and international settings of national security policy
- The concepts of military threats
- Issues of crime and violence
- Terrorism, particularly narco- terrorism
- Crisis management
- Military alliances
- Third level human rights as security concerns
- National security policy and programme
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university at the level of lowers second or above
- Hold (or have held) a position at mid-management level in the security forces, government or private security firm. This translates to the rank of Superintendent in the Police Service and Major in the Military.
- Have a minimum of 10 years service in the security forces, government or private security firm.