Exploring and Understanding Risk and Security

Module code: CR7719

This module lays the foundation for the rest of the course in two ways. Firstly, it introduces and allows you to practice a range of academic skills including assignment planning, critical reading and writing, and the all-important issue of referencing.  All of which are designed to help you achieve you very best across all assignment types. The module then moves on to introduce you to key themes and concepts relating to security and risk management, providing you with essential knowledge for the rest of the modules in the degree. The module also acts as a theoretical resource and presents a number of contemporary theoretical debates relating to risk. It looks at ways of measuring and managing risk and discusses these in terms of systems or organisations. It makes use of a series of case studies to bring these important themes to life. In addition to this it will give you the opportunity to ‘virtually’ meet with your Personal Tutor as well as your fellow students in a series of online events. 

Topics covered

  • Key academic skills
  • The relationship between security, risk and criminology
  • Theories, concepts, models and measurements of risk
  • Security and risk management within complex organisations

Learning

  • 20 hours of tutorials  
  • 20 hours of webinars 
  • 260 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • E-tivity, academic literacy (20%)
  • Essay Plan, 1000 words (20%)
  • Essay, 3,500 words (60%)