MASTER OF ARTS IN STRATEGIC STUDIES AND SECURITY STUDIES

Overview

This course is designed as an academic course with emphasis on subject areas of practical use and importance in the conduct of strategic and security affairs. The program is a reaction to the rapidly changing security and intelligence environment that requires a more innovative approach to addressing the emerging security threats. The program targets participants from various backgrounds who aspire to enhance their knowledge in the area of security and intelligence and those who are already in the security sector and hope to enhance their career objectives. The course appreciates the new dimensions to security and intelligence and the obligations that governments’ owes their citizens in terms of enhanced freedoms, good governance and respect for human rights. Overall the course will sharpen the skills of the participants especially in the formulation and implementation of security and intelligence policy. Security and intelligence issues have become so complex that they require sophisticated and specialized knowledge which can be impacted by graduate training. This course is intended to bridge this gap.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:-

1. Providing relevant and quality training to support the intelligence and security personnel

2. Imparting the desired knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for optimal performance of duties by the intelligence and security communities

3. Meeting the manpower training requirements for the National Security Intelligence Service and other intelligence and security training institution.

4. Preparing participants for policy and professional positions in the changing national regional and international security environments.

 5. Adding value to the decision-making and implementation in the security and intelligence sectors 6. Enhancing and aligning the countries security architecture with those of regional and continental bodies such as the African Union.

At the end of the program the graduate will be expected to:-

1. Apply the different concepts and theoretical approaches to the study of intelligence and security. 2. Formulate strategy models and conduct security risk analysis.

3. Design and execute national security policies.

4. Gather strategic and security intelligence to enhance the securitization of the state and society.

5. Address the emerging security threats and design the tools for combating these threats.

3.1. Applicants eligible for admission must:-

3.1.1. Be holders of a first degree (first class (honors) or second class (honors) upper division) from the University of Nairobi or any other university recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate. OR.

3.1.2. Be holders of a first degree (second class (honors) lower division or equivalent) with at least two years relevant work experience and/ or postgraduate diploma or equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other university recognized by the University of Nairobi senate. OR

 3.1.3. Be holders of a first degree (pass) and a postgraduate diploma from the University of Nairobi or any other University recognized by the University of Nairobi senate with at least five years relevant experience.