Risk and Security Management (Distance Learning) (BSc (Hons))

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
54 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Risk and Security Management (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you’re already working in security, or want to break into the field, this flexible BSc (Hons) Risk and Security Management distance learning degree course will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to take on ambitious roles and realise your potential.

We've developed this course with the private security sector, so the skills and knowledge you develop are relevant and valuable to your career. You'll study topics including strategic and operational management, risk management, security management, business continuity management, cyber security, investigations and counter fraud.

With your expertise in the latest security and risk management techniques, processes and approaches, you’ll graduate from this course with enhanced career opportunities and the ability to contribute more value to your current employer. You'll also learn skills you can apply to your current role before you graduate.

What you'll experience

On this Risk and Security Management course you’ll:

  • Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector
  • Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials
  • Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions
  • Have optional opportunities to attend the University
  • Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus
  • Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector
  • Have full access to the University Library's online resources
  • Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Specialise in areas that are relevant to you, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience
  • Have the opportunity to apply for one of 100 Security Institute student membership packages sponsored by the Institute of Criminal Justice studies
  • Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course

Teaching

This course is delivered by supported distance learning. You will receive high-quality course materials via Moodle, our online learning environment.

You'll get to chat with fellow students, discuss and present your work and keep in touch with tutors. You'll get plenty of support throughout your studies, including help on writing and structuring essays, and how to undertake research.

We'll invite you to an optional event in Portsmouth each September. On this 2-day induction event, you'll meet staff and students, and participate in lectures, seminars and workshops

These allow you to meet staff and other students, and take part in traditional forms of learning such as lectures and tutorials.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through essays and reports, with essay titles provided at the beginning of the academic year. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Stage 1 students: 100% by coursework
  • Stage 2 students: 100% by coursework
  • Stage 3 students: 100% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you’ll boost your career prospects and be prepared to take on roles across the public, private and military security sector.

If you're not already in work or want to take on a new role, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Work experience and career planning

Our Careers and Employability service can also help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities to complement your studies and enhance your CV. We can also help you plan the next steps in your career.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study54 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

There are no specific qualification requirements, we will assess your application on its own merits. Applicants may be required to produce a short written artefact to better assist the course leader as to the suitability of the applicant.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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