Security and Risk Management

FdA, 3-4 years, by distance learning

This is for you if... you are at an early stage of your career in the security industry and aspire to become a professional security and risk manager or consultant.

Course Description

The Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management is designed by the University of Leicester in consultation with employers, professional bodies and other industry representatives. It meets the growing demands in the industry for security professionals who are both highly skilled and educated.

The Foundation Degree will further your understanding of the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of risk in a global society. This distance learning course opens the door to higher education to individuals in full or part- time employment, enabling you to gain an academic qualification and enhance your professional profile. The Foundation Degree is open to those who may not have any formal qualifications but who wish to support their professional experience in the security industry with a recognised academic qualification.

During this course you will benefit from a number of supported learning events – ranging from a pre course Induction Programme to Online Academic Skills Programmes and Study Schools.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Please note, we are currently consulting on the future of this course following a review in the department. September 2016 is the proposed last intake for this course.

Key Facts
Start date
March and September each year
Department
Criminology
Contact

Social Science Distance Learning Team
css-dl@le.ac.uk
+44 (0)116 252 3755

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Criminology website

Why Leicester?

Leicester is one of very few universities in the country to have its own area exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology.

Criminology at Leicester is home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists, whose expertise covers topics from community policing and offending behaviour to hate crime, sentencing, prisons and probation.

We are a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues, and are regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Course Structure

The course consists of twelve modules which must be completed successfully to attain the Foundation Degree.

You can choose a study schedule to fit your own needs and pace, undertaking the programme over a period of between three and four years.

  • If you follow the three-year timetable you will have 12 weeks to complete each module
  • If you follow the four-year timetable you will have 16 weeks to complete each module

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Modules

Modules

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

Key Dates

Start date: 5 September 2016
Application deadline for September 2016: 15 August 2016

Teaching and Assessment

You will be able to study by distance learning through our module study books (available electronically) and Blackboard, our virtual learning environment. This will give you online access to materials to support each module, discussions forums hosted by module tutors and chat rooms where you can network with fellow students. You will also benefit from a number of supported learning events – ranging from a pre course Induction Programme to Online Academic Skills Programmes and Study Schools.

Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

We are aware of the specific challenges and benefits of studying at a distance and tailor our support to meet these needs. Support is always available from dedicated academic and support staff and you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be available to discuss any aspects of your study either by phone or email.

Throughout your course you will have access to Blackboard, and to the University’s online library facilities which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books. You are also welcome to join campus-based activities (by prior arrangement) at any time. Your learning materials are sent to you through a combination of electronic materials available online and hard copy materials sent through the post.

Assessment

The Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management incorporates a range of assessment methods including written essays, reports, career development portfolios, critical writing assignments and a dissertation research project.

Entry Requirements

We actively seek students with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. This Foundation Degree is open to professional individuals with academic or vocational qualifications.

We are also happy to consider applicants with significant work experience.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries List

Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Starting in September 2016 or March 2017

    • £12,210

    This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.
  • This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Starting in September 2016 or March 2017

    This is the total course fee. Please note that the fees for our distance learning courses are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.

    Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Career Opportunities

We offer free membership of The Security Institute to all our distance learning students for the duration of their studies. The Security Institute is the UK’s largest membership body for security professionals and there are several benefits of membership including: access to the Security Institute Mentoring Programme, the opportunity to participate in the Security Institute CPD Scheme and access to the Research Directorate Knowledge Centre.

A 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.

The Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management is designed for those working in security and risk related areas or those with an interest in this field. The courses will be of particular interest to early career managers and personnel who wish to progress up the career ladder or make a career transition. The course will help to provide an academic context and qualification that matches your work experience in this area. Students are based worldwide and most have a security function in common. They may be likely to be from the following sectors (although this is not exhaustive):

  • The Armed Forces – serving, or those shortly leaving or who have left. We are an ELCAS learning provider.
  • The Police – serving or retired police officers
  • The United Nations, aid agencies and international development bodies
  • Private security companies. Prison security management – public or private sector
  • Healthcare security management – public or private sector
  • Private sector organisations – including retail, finance, the energy sector – those responsible for the security function in these types of organisations
  • Public sector organisations – those responsible for a range of security functions
  • Security providers – guarding and specialist security services
  • Security consultants.

You can progress from this Foundation Degree to the Security and Risk Management BA offered by Criminology at Leicester and then to related MSc programmes offered by the University of Leicester or elsewhere.

Careers

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Availability
Security and Risk Management FdA 3-4 years part-time

Not currently available; contact admissions.

Course
Security and Risk Management
Qualification
FdA
Duration
3-4 years part-time
Availability

Not currently available; contact admissions.