Security and Risk Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12245
    Tuition (Full programme)
    12245
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
The increasing professionalisation of the security industry has meant that many now see a Masters degree as essential to career progression. This course offers you the opportunity to study a subject of increasing importance and relevance, whilst still being able to work at the same time.

About

ThisÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâàdistance learningÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâàdegree will provide you with an advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security. 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.ÃÆââ¬Å¡ÃâàAs part of the course fee, you will be provided with an iPad which will allow you to download course materials via a bespoke course app. This allows you to continue to study even when access to the internet is not available.

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.

You will also benefit from a number ofÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâàsupported learning eventsÃÆââ¬Å¡ÃâàÃÆââââ¬Å¡Ã¬Ã¢ââ¬Ãâ ranging from an online Induction, to Academic Skills Programmes and Study Schools.ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâà

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.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Leicester is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Leicester offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Security and Risk Management
  • Exploring Risk
  • Managing Security in the Workplace
  • Regulation, Standards and Governance
  • Research Methods
  • Leadership and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      MSc - 2 years by distance learning PGDip - 18 months by distance learning PGCert - 1 year by distance learning

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A first or second class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification.

Special consideration will be given to applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 12245 International
  • GBP 12245 EU/EEA

*total tuition fee for September

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.