The course is aimed at staff of the intelligence services at federal level (Federal Intelligence Service, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and Federal Office of Military Counter-Intelligence Service), at the level of the Länder (State Office for the Protection of the Constitution), as well as Bundeswehr military and civilian personnel (in particular from the field of military intelligence). The course is also open to the German government's administrative staff who are involved in security policy (primarily the Federal Criminal Police Office, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Ministry of Defence, and the Federal Foreign Office), to employees of the police authorities of the federal government and the Länder who work in the field of state security, and to members of the parliamentary administration who are involved in parliamentary control of the intelligence services. In future, we hope that employees of security-relevant business enterprises and personnel from specific foreign agencies and armed forces will also be able to complete selected components of the course.

The occupational profiles are essentially derived from the assignments of staff members in their respective organisations and services. The Master's degree will also open up many opportunities for employment in the civilian sector in the fields of national and international security and security policy.