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Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence operations in various forms have come to play an increasingly prominent role in international relations, crisis management, business, and law enforcement.

But operations are also deeply problematic both from a human rights perspective and a democratic perspective. Who will guard the the guards? is a both a recurrent and difficult question.

The academic subject of intelligence analysis focuses on the study of both the methodology and the importance of the intelligence field's production of knowledge in a broader societal perspective.

The subject is an important part of the field Intelligence Studies but has a clearer link to other applied fields of research such as Future Studies, Environment and Climate Studies and Conflict Studies.

Research in Intelligence Analysis

Please visit the page of Wilhelm Agrell for more information.

Education in Intelligence Analysis

The aim of the education is to provide a basic knowledge, problematise the intelligence field, and communicate and practice the specific skills and analytical work.

Courses offered in the subject of intelligence analysis:

Intelligence Analysis bachelor course (in Swedish) UNDK01 (30 ECTS credits, part-time over two terms): Module 1 theory and method (7.5 credits) & Module 2 Classics in the Study of Intelligence Analysis (7.5 credits) & Module 3 Thesis (15 ECTS)

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Lund University
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