University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Security and Risk Management

The course 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 course 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. IELTS 6.5 is required if English is not an applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

Modules available to current students: understanding security and risk management; exploring risk; managing security in the workplace; regulation, standards and governance; research methods in security and risk management; leadership and management.

Assessment methods

The course is based on continuous assessment, with 5 of the 6 modules comprising an e-tivity, an online activity which makes up 20 per cent of the mark, and a written paper of not more than 3,500 words and 1 module comprising of a 2-part assignment related to research methods. Students will have approximately 5 months to complete their dissertation, which can be a topic of their choosing related to the subject area of the degree.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning March 2017 GBP 10,830 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning March 2017 - 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 18 months
PgDip Distance learning March 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 7575