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MSc Security and Risk Management


Course Description

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

We use state-of-the-art learning technologies. As part of the course fee, you will be provided with an iPad which will allow you to download course materials via an app. This allows you to continue to study even when access to the internet is not available.

This degree will provide you with an advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a variety of organisations. 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.

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.

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.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Course Structure and Assessment

The course consists of six core modules, all of which must be successfully completed to attain the Postgraduate Diploma. To achieve your MSc degree, you must also successfully complete a dissertation. The course is based on continuous assessment, with each of the six modules comprising a written paper of 4,000 words. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are set aside for you to write your assignment. The final stage towards your MSc degree is the completion of a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words. You will have approximately five months to complete your dissertation.

Module One: Understanding Security in Risk Management
Module Two: Exploring Risk
Module Three: Managing Security in the Workplace
Module Four: Regulation, Standards and Governance
Module Five: Research Methods in Security and Risk Management
Module Six: Leadership and Management
Dissertation

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MSc Security and Risk Management page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first or second class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

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