This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This module will introduce the concept and content of the defence and security disciplines, and how they are implemented and delivered via a capability based approach along national and global contexts.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationThree days
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,750

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,050

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify how defence capability contributes to UK defence and security policy,
  • Examine how technology contributes to acquiring of defence capability and how it is managed,
  • Assess the effectiveness of the defence enterprise with respects to the development and acquisition of defence capability.

Core content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • From Policy to Operations – defence and security in the UK,
  • A global phenomenon – the international view,
  • UK acquisition and reform,
  • Current and future needs and drivers,
  • Enabling defence and security technology,
  • Beyond technology and people – an introduction to capability engineering,
  • Integrated partnerships or reluctant bedfellows? - the UK defence and security enterprise,
  • National and international case studies.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit,10 credit points can be put towards either the Defence and Security (Engineering) or (Leadership and Management) or (Technology) MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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