M.Sc. Online

Security and Risk Management

University of Leicester

24 months
5550 GBP/year
5550 GBP/year
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This Security and Risk Management programme offered at the University of Leicester is for you if... you have, or aspire to have, responsibility for crime prevention, risk and security within your organisation.


The increasing professionalisation of the security industry has meant that both existing security professionals and those seeking entry into the profession view a postgraduate degree as essential to their career ambitions.  The course will not only enable you to develop your academic knowledge of crime, risk and security management, but it will also strengthen your professional skills and abilities.

This Security and Risk Management programme offered at the University of Leicester  will provide you with a thorough knowledge of security and crime risk analysis and management. 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.

You will also benefit from a number of supported learning events – ranging from an online Induction, to Academic Skills Programmes. You will also be invited to attend two study schools where you will be able to get face-to-face support from academics and also meet other students on your course. Study schools run in April and September. Attendance is optional and there is no additional cost for study school attendance, this is included in the course fees. However, students are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. 

Careers and employability

A postgraduate distance learning qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform to move into a new area or to simply become more effective in your current role.

Within Criminology at Leicester, distance learning is part of our core educational provision and our programmes are flexible, high quality and focussed on you and your needs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Exploring and Understanding Risk and Security (double module)
  • Managing Security in the Workplace (double module)
  • Research Methods 1 - Understanding research methods and data analysis
  • Cybercrime
  • Research Methods 2 - Writing a research proposal, research ethics and literature reviews
  • Terrorism

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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.

If you have at least five years' practical/professional experience and borderline qualifications, you may be considered or asked to complete the Department's entry assessment in support of your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11100 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11100 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • PGDip: £7,405 per full
  • PGCert: £3,705 per full


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