Bachelor of National Security & Intelligence Studies

National Security and Intelligence Studies

Bachelor of National Security and Intelligence Studies is four years program from Ramaas University. This degree is helping to meet this need by preparing students for understanding national security, government policy, military and civilian law enforcements.

Bachelor of National Security and Intelligence Studies degree at Ramaas University is offered both online and on campus, so you can find the best way to reach your goals on with a timeline that works for you. Our National Security and Intelligence Studies major is committed to working with students on a person-to-person basis to accommodate their learning needs.

RAMAAS’s BA (Hons) National Security & Intelligence Studies degree offers a comprehensive education in topics including terrorism and counterterrorism, ethics, national security policies, and geopolitics. With a robust curriculum, the Security and Intelligence major examines the most pressing issues facing the Somalia and most of African countries in the complex global security environment.

By completing the BA (Hons) National Security & Intelligence Studies degree, students gain substantive knowledge and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in relevant graduate studies like Master of International Relations, Security and Political Strategy or in positions with local, state, or federal government agencies.

Whether you’re new to National Security and Intelligence Studies or you’re already been in security sector, this program will give you the tools you need to understand national security and intelligence theories.

Why Choose the Bachelor of National Security & Intelligence Studies major?

Political instability, cycles of violence in Africa and Middle East, terrorism, cold war, nuclear proliferation, and civil war are familiar to all of us. These concerns are pressing and unlikely to abate in the near term and will only be exacerbated by issues such as climate change and economic instability, which may pose challenges in their own right. Both private and public employers are looking for university graduates who possess excellent written and oral communication skills and can demonstrate an understanding of contemporary national security threats and challenges as well as Somali policy in regard to these issues.

RAMAAS’s Bachelor of National Security & Intelligence Studies degree integrates the principles and concepts of intelligence with real-world events to prepare students for professional careers in local, state, or national government agencies. The program also offers internship opportunities in the local area like Mogadishu, Hargeysa, Kismanyo, Garowe, Baydhaba, Baraawe and across the country to help students refine their skills on the job and be ready to join the workforce upon graduation.

Bachelor of National Security and Intelligence Studies program Curriculum

To obtain Bachelor of National Security & Intelligence Studies Degree, students are required to complete 180 credits. Courses may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Year 1

  • This course introduces students to national security as a concept, strategy, goal, and challenge. It examines the dangers and threats that exist domestically and internationally and analyzes how the Somalia attempts to deal with those challenges using strategies that range from diplomacy to military force.
  • This course introduces students to intelligence and counterintelligence as concepts, processes, and careers. It elaborates on historical and contemporary approaches. The process of intelligence collection, analysis, research dissemination, consumption, and feedback is examined. Students are exposed to the diverse community and the responsibilities of its various members.
  • This academic writing skills course has comprehensive lessons. Each lesson includes a practical assignment which is designed to help you improve your writing. All assignments are personally marked and graded by your tutor, so you’ll be receiving expert feedback at each stage of the course.
  • This course introduces and engages elements of theoretical and ethical analysis to empirical topics and subject matter. Some of the issues covered will include war, weapons of mass destruction, humanitarian intervention, globalization, and spying. This course explores the deeper underlying philosophical issues within national security.
  • This course serves as an introduction to the institutional
    structure and evolving mission of the Somali Intelligence Community and examines the complex political interface between intelligence policy and democratic citizenship in contemporary Somalia after 4.5
  • This Introduction to Business Law is a program designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principals of commercial law. This course will give you foundation knowledge about the origins of our legal system and the framework in which businesses operate.

    This business law course covers the many facets of commercial law, the origins of law, the legal framework in which business operates, torts, defamation, negotiable instruments, business entities and the laws pertaining to business financial dealings.

  • This course will introduce you to the different functions that these officials will be required to perform, and the wider concerns involved. You’ll find this course particularly useful if you want to be official legislature, especially in Somali systems, whether in lower house parliament or upper house parliament.
  • Since the collapse of Somalia’s central government in 1991, direct threats to Somalia’s security have not only come from Somali civil war-style, but rather from underground transnational groups, such as weapons smugglers, or militant Islamists. This course serves as an introduction to the constantly changing landscape of contemporary unconventional security threats, and examines the complex geopolitical identities of Somalia’s non-state adversaries.

Year 2

  • This introductory course that trains students in the methodologies of analyzing intelligence for the purpose of informing policy decisions. Course participants are instructed to use techniques of crafting factual analyses, reducing ambiguity, avoiding cognitive traps and employing incremental analysis. Students are evaluated in accordance to their dedication to the scientific method, objectivity, and display of intellectual precision.
  • Introduction to Psychology is a journey through all of the major psychological concepts and principles. The knowledge gained from this course will allow students to critically evaluate psychological research and have a more in-depth understanding of human thought and behavior.
  • The study of East Africa (defined as Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda) with an emphasis on understanding the different political cultures and security issues across the region. Topics covered include individual domestic concerns, international positions, national security/economic interests, and alliances/conflicts between countries within and beyond the region.
  • This course introduces geopolitics examines the dramatic effects wrought by ideological, economic, socio-cultural and demographic changes. The course focuses on political and military power linked to geographic space. They plan or predict international political behavior through variables such climate, topography, demography, natural resources, and regional technology. Geostrategy also investigates the impact of energy issues in geopolitics. It examines how geography can inform, constrain and affect political, economic, and military planning. Topics covered include how a country’s resources, position, and physical factors can change and determine its geopolitical objectives and how geography is sometimes inextricable from strategy.
  • This course examines selected case studies of covert actions and assesses their strategic and political impact, as well as their value as a policy option for government. Covert action entails taking secret measures aimed at influencing political, economic, or military conditions abroad, all while concealing the Somalia role in those measures.
  • This course promotes the understanding of tactical and strategic thought at the introductory level. The course explores how theory and strategy help form policy by identifying the implications and shifts in long-term strategic patterns and trends. Security culture, use of force, international law, grand strategy, and just and unjust war will be major aspects of course study.
  • This course gives students an in-depth understanding of how science and technology impacts national security and intelligence. It examines how important hard science and technology is in developing areas of national security and intelligence. This includes analyzing cyber-security and cyber-warfare, the emerging relationship between the IC and IT, space reconnaissance, and high-tech espionage.
  • The subject aims to make you aware of the place and the effect that people and psychosocial processes have on organizations. In addition, we will work with explanatory models that will help you better understand the behaviour of individuals and work groups.
  • This subject provides an introduction to the main characteristics of the laws that govern the relationships between the main stakeholders in international society (public international law). We will cover topics such as the use of force, the law of the sea, aviation law, environmental law, etc.
  • This course analyzes transnational crime and corruption issues within global politics. Focus is given to potential national and international responses to transnational threats. This course examines the increasing relevance of criminality and governmental corruption and how it becomes a major aspect of national security policy.

Year 3

This course in the Academic English: Writing specialization, and it is a more advanced writing course. It will help you raise the level of your writing and make you more aware of the type of writing you can expect in college. You’ll learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it using correct MLA citations. Also, you’ll learn to write a synthesis essay, which will help develop your critical thinking skills. Finally, you’ll write a documented essay, which will help further enhance your skill of using outside sources in your writing.

  • Advanced Argument Essays

In the previous class, you learned about writing argument essays. Here you’re going to learn how to make your essays more academic by writing more body paragraphs and adding support from outside sources. You will write a new argument essay, and since you already know how to write an argument, this will be a good way to practice using sources.

  • Avoiding Plagiarism

The topic of this module is very important for you to know about before you start taking college classes. Plagiarism is a kind of academic dishonesty that gets students into big trouble or even gets them dismissed from school. In this module, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

  • Synthesis Essay

In classes, you will often be asked to read several articles and write an essay about an idea you form from reading the articles. This kind of essay is called a synthesis essay. In this module, you will be given two lists of articles to choose from. You will need to read the articles on your list and then write a synthesis essay. You will use sources from the articles to support your own ideas.

  • Documented Essay

In this course, you will start using the Internet to find your own outside sources to support your ideas. You will also try to write a longer essay than you have before. This module will give your more practice using quotes and paraphrase in your essay, and you will learn to use a Works Cited page to list your sources.

In this subject, you will gain a basic understanding of the main international organisations created since the birth of this new subject – public international law – in the 19th century: the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc.

  • This course analyzes issues of leadership and statehood that run contrary to international norms and democratic standards. Students will investigate key case studies and examine how they offer challenges to the global community and international security. It acquaints students with problem areas and issues in world politics and gets them thinking of conflict-resolution strategies that are both short and long-term. How these strategies are employed within Somali foreign policy and their likely efficacy is also examined.
  • This course examines the Middle East with an emphasis on understanding the different political cultures and security issues across the region. Emphases will focus on individual domestic concerns, international positions, national security/economic interests, and alliances/conflicts between countries within and beyond the region. Particular attention is paid to non-state, transnational security threats and the interplay between secular and religious factions across the entire region.This intensive course adds to the upper-level Comparative Politics section of the program and allows for the development of a specific regional specialization, which is advantageous to the overall program objectives and future career opportunities.
  • This course examines various fundamentalist movements around the globe. Students evaluate how various ‘fundamentalisms’ impact domestic and global political processes. The process for morphing radicalism into political violence is examined. How various international factors can ameliorate/exacerbate extremism is examined.
  • This course examines how democratization projects in Somalia and around the world succeed or fail and the international dynamics that flow from that success/failure. International threats that emerge from the problems and flaws of implementation are investigated in depth. Case studies are used as teaching tools about international involvement and difficulties with that engagement. This upper-division course aims to make students competent in the long-term national security objectives of establishing peaceful, stable, and prosperous democracies and aware of the problems in accomplishing that goal.

In this subject, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about international environmental law. Through practical application, you will learn about the most important international agreements, regulations and environmental guidelines and the future challenges they entail, among other topics.

  • This course investigates the various forms and differences of internal/domestic conflict. Students will be exposed to the global context of civil war and insurgency. Numerous case studies will be analyzed, exposing students to the nature and characteristics of revolution. Understanding the changes in our concepts of old/new wars and how that impacts international peacekeeping and global intervention will be highlighted. Students consider transnational issues that emerge within domestic conflicts and how democracy emerges as both a cause and effect within rebellion.
  • Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study or do a work placement for three months. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

    This offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.

    Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.

Entry Requirements:

Document Requirements:

  • You will be required to submit the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this bachelor’s degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current secondary school, then you can still apply and you can provide your High School Certificate at a later date.

Your Secondary’s or University Certificate and Transcript:

  • Upload your secondary school’s certificate or university’s certificate and a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your high school (s) (original) or university if you are planning to earn double bachelor degree.

Personal Statement:

  • A photo passport and a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular bachelor’s degree programme.

You can apply and upload documents here

Study information

start:15 September – Campus
10 October – Online studies
10 January – Online studies
15 February – Campus


Place of Study:

Mogadishu and Online Studies

Contact WhatsApp: +252610171010

Application Deadline:Continuous recording. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Duration::3 years full-time (campus and online studies)
4 years part-time (online studies only)
Degree::Bachelor Degree (Professional Degree)


Ahmed Shirac

Course Instructor

Foad Warsame Abdi

Subject Instructor

Jibril Mohamed

Cor-program leader and Instructor

Wafa Wardah

Course Advisor and Graduation Policy.

Abdijabaar Sh. Ahmed

Program Leader

Rooda Mohamed

Course Instructor

Hawa Osman, Ph.D

Subject Instructor

Hassan Garaad

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