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Intelligence and Security

The King’s Intelligence and Security Group (KISG) provides a forum for strengthened networking among staff members and PhD students of the Departments of War Studies and Defence Studies, and practitioners working in the fields of intelligence. We bring together researchers whose individual expertise ranges from the history of military and civilian intelligence to contemporary intelligence issues, such as intelligence oversight, privatisation and international liaison. Through an active programme of events, expert debates and applied research, we foster the public discussion of key issues in intelligence. 

The KISG contributes to the current research of the intelligence community- both academic and professional. In an era in which the volume and speed of available information has increased exponentially, intelligence professionals face an uphill task in distinguishing, in a timely fashion, between signals and noise - between what is relevant and irrelevant from a mass of information. Compounding these difficulties is the global scale of the threats faced in the 21st century.

MA in Intelligence and International Security 

Our community of security and intelligence researchers work closely with the teaching team who design and delivery the flagship Intelligence and International Security MA programme in the Department of War Studies. The regular teaching programme is supplemented by an intelligence masterclass series featuring talks and workshops led by our network of prestigious and influential contacts and fellows - some of whom were the leading intelligence officials and practitioners in the UK and internationally, as well as visiting researchers. They each bring a range of diverse and professional perspectives and experiences into the classroom to supplement the student experience.

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