Taught course

Security and Risk Management

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Criminology
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

The increasing professionalisation of the security industry has meant that many now see a Masters degree as essential to career progression. This course offers you the opportunity to study a subject of increasing importance and relevance, whilst still being able to work at the same time.

This distance learning degree will provide you with an advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security. 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. 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 allows you to continue to study even when access to the internet is not available.

You will gain a thorough grounding in theory and practice of security and risk management. The course will equip you with the skills to engage in informed debate about major issues in security and risk management and to design, conduct and critically appraise research and develop new approaches to problem solving which can be applied in practice.

You will also benefit from a number of supported learning events – ranging from an online Induction, to Academic Skills Programmes and Study Schools.

The course will be of immense professional value if you are working within a security context, either in the private or public sector and want to further your career. Our MSc will support your professional work experience with an academic qualification which will enhance your CV and be used as evidence to demonstrate to your current or potential employer your skills and abilities.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
18 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Social Science Distance Learning Team
Email
css-dl@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 3755