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A master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Applicants must be professionally engaged in a security related area. All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
The Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management (D.SyRM) is a structured, four-year, part-time programme targeted towards security professionals in the UK and overseas. It comprises a taught element delivered through a small number of workshops in Portsmouth for the first two years and then two years of supervised research leading to a thesis.
The aim of the course is to provide a framework for security professionals to reflect on and contribute to practice in their area of work. Its emphasis is on developing researching professionals (which is distinct from the more traditional PhD route which aims to develop professional researchers).
Students on the programme welcome the opportunity to enhance their professional standing in their areas of expertise while developing important new knowledge in those areas. They are drawn from a variety of backgrounds including:
- Corporate security
- Commercial security
- International security
- Security training sector
- Business continuity and crisis management
The overall aim of the course is to develop security professionals whose work informs, and is informed by, original research in the field. Current research topics include:
- Managing complex crises
- Securing the oil and gas sector
- Security of tax havens
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time48-84 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Team
- 023 9284 5566