Taught course

Security Management

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You will need a relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted.

When you apply, you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the £400 application fee.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Exploring the professional management of security and the protection of people, assets and information. This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • To enable students to develop advanced skills and competencies in conducing, evaluating and presenting research relevant to Security Management
  • To provide distance learning programmes in Security Management for full-time employees
  • To enable students to make an original contribution to the discipline of Security Management and the advancement of professional security practice
  • To produce competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Security Management and the theories which underpin the discipline

The need for increased global security has grown exponentially in recent years. Whereas traditional security measures were mostly about securing people and places through a variety of physical and human measures, today’s range of threats are far more diffuse.

Technology and the World Wide Web have not only brought societies around the globe closer together, they are both directly and indirectly responsible for creating vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities manifest in many different forms that span a spectrum of issues ranging from cybercrime, political and social upheaval, to recruiting would be terrorists. Moreover, as the world has become reliant on technology, the risk to personal and organisational information has also become vulnerable.

Identity theft, corporate espionage, and electronic transactions have all become vulnerable to those that wish to exploit that environment. The Security Management programme is designed to prepare individuals to work in this vocation whether it be in the public or private sectors.

Information for international students

Where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575. In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)151 231 5090