Security and Risk Management MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
Two years by distance learning.
March and September each year.
The course is open to people with a first- or second-class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration will be given to applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
September 2014 and March 2014
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
The MSc in Security and Risk Management allows you to develop detailed knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in organisations. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explains why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. You will also learn how to design, conduct and critically appraise research within these areas. The course will be of immense professional value to those working within a security context, either in the private or public sector.
The increasing professionalisation of the private security industry has meant that many now see a master’s degree as essential to career progression. The MSc in Security and Risk Management offers you the opportunity to study a subject of great importance and relevance, whilst still being able to work at the same time.
- Crime and Crime Prevention
- Managing Security in the Workplace
- Research Methods
- Managing Risk and Security
- Law, Procedures and Security Management
- Leadership and Management
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are for writing the assignment. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.