*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.
- To provide students with a specialised knowledge of the nature and evolution of open source investigation in the intelligence arena and beyond;
- To provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual debates underpinning the evolution of open source intelligence;
- To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of how open source investigation is being used to support information and intelligence needs across a range of different industries;
- To introduce students to the core methods and approaches underpinning open source investigations.
By the end of the module, students will have demonstrated:
- A sophisticated understanding of the main theoretical debates framing the evolution of open source intelligence;
- An ability to engage critically with the concept of open source intelligence and understand its potential and limitations in a rapidly evolving information environment;
- An understanding of the ways in which the emergence of new platforms for information exchange and delivery has impacted on security-related issues such as proliferation, illicit trade, verification and policing;
- The development of critical analysis, independent judgment, and oral and written presentation to a level commensurate with taught post-graduate study.
Dr Matthew Moran*
Dr Christopher Hobbs*
Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a one term 20-credit module, this will equate to 20 hours of teaching (2 hours per week) with 180 hours of self study.
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