MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies

The University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business & Management

Program Description

MSc in National Security and Strategic Studies

The University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business & Management

The Master 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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university at the level of Lower Second Class Honours 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.

Under exceptional circumstances, members of the Security Services who do not have First Degree but have completed substantial senior military and police courses at recognized International and Caribbean Institutions will be considered for admission.

Duration

12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Structure

  • 10 Core courses
  • 1 Research paper
  • 36 Credits

Core Courses

  • Caribbean Security Perspective Social Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • External and Internal Threats to Hemispheric Security
  • International Relations and National Security Issues
  • Management of Strategic Issues
  • National Security Issues
  • National Security Policy and Programme Analysis
  • New Dimensions of Power and Security in the Caribbean
  • Research Design and Management
  • Security and Defence Economics
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 29, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
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12 - 24 months
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Jamaica - Kingston
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