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International Security and Intelligence Programme, University of Cambridge

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Program Information


Cambridge, United Kingdom





Minimum Language Requirement


Area of Focus

Social Sciences


Direct Enrollment


ISI is a four-week university-level programme aimed at those with an academic or professional interest in intelligence and contemporary security threats. It offers a unique opportunity to work with leading practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence worlds. Chaired by Sir Richard Dearlove (formerly head of MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service) and convened by Professor Michael Goodman of King’s London and Dr David Gioe of Westpoint, the programme considers the claims of state secrecy; the threats of nuclear proliferation, cyber-attack and terrorism; the problems generated by the demand for regional security, of governing diversity and the impact of revolutions. Understanding intelligence collection and how it is used, counter-intelligence and covert action, what intelligence can achieve, and its limitations are all major themes in this highly sought-after programme. Uniquely, ISI hosts a 2-day conference: National Security in a Changing World which examines in more detail many of the key issues explored during the programme.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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Because this program offers two courses, this program is eligible for 2 transfer credits upon successful completion of the program.