The course uses state-of-the-art teaching methods, providing you with a rich and interactive learning experience. As part of the course fee, you will be provided with an iPad. All the course materials are provided in electronic format and will be accessible online and via your iPad with our specially designed app. The iPad and app make the course portable and flexible; you can study anytime, anywhere (you will need Internet access to submit your assignments and view some of the content in the app).
You will be able to download the majority of the required materials so that you can continue to study even when access to the internet is not available. Where possible course textbooks are also provided electronically, but where this is not possible, hard copy books are sent.
All course assessments will be submitted online via the University of Leicester’s Virtual Learning Environment: Blackboard, which will also enable you to exchange information and discuss topics with your fellow students and staff, as well as giving access to the University’s impressive and extensive e-library. You will also benefit from a number of supported learning events – ranging from an Induction Programme to Online Academic Skills Programmes and Study Schools.
We are aware of the specific challenges and benefits of studying at a distance and tailor our support to meet these needs. Support is available from dedicated academic and support staff and you will be assigned a tutor who will be available to discuss any aspects of your study either by phone, Skype or email.
The MSc Security and Risk Management is based on continuous assessment, with each of the six modules comprising a two-part assignment. Each module lasts approximately 12 weeks. The final stage towards your MSc degree is the completion of a dissertation of 15,000 words and you will have approximately five months to complete this.