University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Security and Risk Management

The MSc in Security and Risk Management allows students to develop detailed knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in organisations. Students develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explains why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. Students also learn how to design, conduct and critically appraise research within these areas. The course is of immense professional value to those working within a security context, either in the private or public sector. The increasing professionalisation of the private security industry has meant that many now see a Master�s degree as essential to career progression. The MSc in Security and Risk Management offers students the opportunity to study a subject of great importance and relevance, whilst still being able to work at the same time.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification; special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.

Course modules

All years: crime and crime prevention; managing security in the workplace; research methods; managing risk and security; law, procedures and security management; leadership and management; dissertation 20,000-words for the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 10,365 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 12,455 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 10,365 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years
PgCert Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 3978/5780