Distance learning

Leicester is one of the biggest suppliers of higher education distance learning courses in the UK.

Studying by distance learning can be both hugely rewarding and challenging. At the Department of Criminology we recognise the unique needs of this mode of learning so we pride ourselves on enabling our students to learn new ideas and approaches whilst maintaining personal and professional commitments.

Professor Neil Chakraborti

Head of Department

The increasing professionalisation of the security industry has meant that many now see a postgraduate degree as being essential to career progression. Our distance learning courses will enable you to develop your academic knowledge of crime, risk and managing security and strengthen your professional skills and abilities.

We offer the following distance learning course:

Our courses have been designed to provide you with a comprehensive study of risk and security management, combined with flexibility. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. This will equip you with the skills to engage in informed debate about major issues in security and risk management and to develop new approaches to problem solving which can be applied in practice.

The support from the Department could not be faulted. Working full time and having a family led to inevitable clashes of time. The staff were excellent in helping with advice on programming my studies.

Chris, Criminology graduate

As part of the course fee, you will be provided with an iPad which will allow you to download course materials via a bespoke course app. This will enable you to study even when access to the internet is not available. Support is available from dedicated academic and support staff and you will be assigned a tutor who will be available to discuss any aspects of your study either by phone, Skype or email. All of our students also get free membership of the Security Institute, which is a leading membership body for security professionals.

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154 Upper New Walk

T: +44 (0)116 252 3946/2458
F: +44 (0)116 252 5788
E: criminology@le.ac.uk


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