Taught course

Security Sector Management

Institution
Cranfield University · Defence and Security
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A first or second class Honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, plus relevant postgraduate professional experience.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This course is suitable for those with a keen academic and practical interest in responding to the challenges associated with security sector reform. You might be an official in a government department or a member of the security forces, or an aspirant for leadership in an international organisation, an international NGO or in civil society. The course is also relevant to those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills based on a related first degree, or those seeking to pursue a career in the fields of human security or national security.

By the end of their course of study, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of security challenges at a strategic level for greater stability in a national and international context;
  • Know how to evaluate, plan, implement, monitor and manage the effective governance of national security policy;
  • Harness human, and other resources, in response to security challenges and lead in their management, including when transformation is the object;
  • Demonstrate transferable skills in project and programme management for effective state-building in the security sector;
  • Underpin their knowledge and skills with authoritative, evidence-based understanding of the discourse, theories and good practices of security sector management and communicate these in written and spoken form with effect.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
online
24 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
distance learning
18 months
online
18 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
distance learning
12 months
online
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
cdsadmissionsoffice@cranfield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1793 785400