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.
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Current Course modules
To gain a PGCert you must complete three modules. If you choose to do a PGDip, you will study six modules. To gain the MSc you must complete six modules and the dissertation.
(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (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.)
You can apply until:
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MSc - 2 years PGDip - 18 months PGCert - 1 year
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2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.
We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
*total tuition fee for September 2016/March 2017 starts
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