Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management

Programme Outline


Key Facts

Mode: Distance learning

Entry Requirements: Professionals with academic or vocational qualifications

Fees: £11,180 - UK/EU, International -£13,395,         £9,220 -International Discount - see Eligible Countries

Application Deadline: 20 August 2015

Course Start Date: 7 September 2015

Length of Course: Between 3 and 4 years

The Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management offers professionals working in the modern security industry the opportunity to further their understanding of the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of risk in a global society. This distance learning programme opens the door to higher education to individuals in full or part-time employment enabling them to gain an academic qualification that can help enhance their career prospects.


Course Structure and Assessment             

The course consists of twelve core modules, all of which must be successfully completed to attain the Foundation Degree. You can choose a study schedule to fit your own needs and pace, undertaking the programme over a period of between three and four years. If you follow the three year timetable you will have 12 weeks to complete each module and if you follow the four year timetable you will have 16 weeks to complete each module. Each module is assessed by a written assignment of 3,000 words.

You also have the opportunity to attend study schools during the course of the degree. Combining seminars, lectures, workshops and tutorials, these schools provide the opportunity to meet tutors and fellow students, to discuss the degree and share experiences, and to receive additional information, support and advice.

Level 1

Level 1 modules will introduce you to the key concepts and subject areas associated with security and risk management.

Module 1 Introduction to Security and Risk
Module 2 Understanding Risk and Security
Module 3 Understanding Leadership and Management
Module 4 Safety, Security and Crime
Module 5 Crime Prevention
Module 6 Information Technology and Security

Level 2

Level 2 modules develop and apply the knowledge and skills you have gained during level 1 at a more advanced level, examining specialised topics involving security, risk, crime and management in greater depth.

Module 7 Introduction to Research Methods
Module 8 Research Design
Module 9 Security Management and Business Continuity
Module 10 Managing Security in the Workplace
Module 11 Crime in Context
Module 12 Developing Skills for Managing Security


Next step: Find out more about the different modules available

BA Security and Risk Management

Students who succesfully complete the Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management may have the chance to progress to the BA in Security and Risk Management. This eighteen month programme allows students to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired from the Foundation Degree. 

Entry Requirements

We actively seek students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. The Foundation Degree programme is open to professional individuals with academic or vocational qualifications. We are also happy to consider applicants with significant work experience.

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