Regulations for The Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence - PGCertIntel

Official rules and regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence. These regulations are for the 2024 intake to this qualification.

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall:

(a) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree; or

(b) be able to demonstrate scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience for Admission with Equivalent Status.

Qualification requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling 60 credits from the Schedule to the certificate.


3. The Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence is awarded without endorsement.

Completion requirements

4. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

Unsatisfactory academic progress

5. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Intelligence

Course planning key

Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Key terms for course planning
Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
Course code
Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.

Subject courses (Choose 60 credits from)

Choose 60 credits from
Course code: 294741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits

An analysis of intelligence in the international security environment, focusing on key concepts and methodologies of intelligence gathering and analysis, the intelligence cycle, and analysis of applied intelligence in investigations and detection.

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Course code: 294744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits

This course provides a critical analysis of security intelligence operations, utilising research and observations from selected case studies to understand the changing nature of intelligence and critically appraise the role of intelligence in national and international security operations.

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