The Civil Safety and Security Unit (CSSU)
Staff research interests include contingency planning, disaster risk reduction, international security, public unrest, policing, local and central government policies, aviation safety and security, and business continuity management.
The Unit adopts a flexible approach to part-time distance learning with excellent support for students.
Our Credentials and Rankings
- We are ranked top after Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the 2011 National Student Survey amongst 120 mainstream public universities in the UK. Our levels of student satisfaction have been consistently in the top 10 since the annual survey commenced in 2005..
- The Guardian University Guide 2014 has placed Leicester in 13th position out of 119 institutions.
- We are the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards . The Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”.
- We were named Times Higher Education University of the Year for 2008/9.
What our graduates say
"The MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management gave me the confidence to present my experience and knowledge to a broader audience in the private sector and was the single most significant factor behind my decision to start a business."
Kevin O’Leary, Director, Risk Angels, United Kingdom (Law Society Excellence Award for Learning and Development 2011)
"I have benefitted greatly from this course. I believe it is directly responsible for me being appointed as the Principal Risk Consultant to a National Infrastructure Authority."
G. Irvine, Graduate, June 2010