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

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13015
    Tuition (Full programme)
    10830
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #172 Online
This course aims to develop a detailed knowledge of different aspects of crime, risk and managing security in organisations; to understand a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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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Programme Structure

Current Course modules

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

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.)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      MSc - 2 years PGDip - 18 months PGCert - 1 year

  • 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
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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

Entry requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.

We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 13015 International
  • GBP 10830 EU/EEA

*total tuition fee for September 2016/March 2017 starts

Funding

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