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MSc Security Management (PgDip, PgCert)

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Security Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About this course

Exploring the professional management of security and the protection of people, assets and information.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • Enables students to develop advanced skills and competencies in conducing, evaluating and presenting research relevant to Security Management
  • Provides distance learning programmes in Security Management for full-time employees
  • Allows students to make an original contribution to the discipline of Security Management and the advancement of professional security practice
  • Produces competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within Security Management and the theories which underpin the discipline

The need for increased global security has grown exponentially in recent years. Whereas traditional security measures were mostly about securing people and places through a variety of physical and human measures, today’s range of threats are far more diffuse.

Technology and the World Wide Web have not only brought societies around the globe closer together, they are both directly and indirectly responsible for creating vulnerabilities. Those vulnerabilities manifest in many different forms that span a spectrum of issues ranging from cybercrime, political and social upheaval, to recruiting would be terrorists. Moreover, as the world has become reliant on technology, the risk to personal and organisational information has also become vulnerable.

Identity theft, corporate espionage, and electronic transactions have all become vulnerable to those that wish to exploit that environment. The Security Management programme is designed to prepare individuals to work in this vocation whether it be in the public or private sectors.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.

Modules

This module aims to introduce you to emerging paradigms within criminology, which tackle safety and security at both local and global levels, and to explore some justifications for the increasing ?securitisation? of social life. Key theories and policies related to crime, safety and security will be examined and tested and their ethical and legal implications, outlined. You will develop your understanding of contemporary trends in security and emerging security threats and how to counter them through relevant scholarly activity, and through reference to the appropriate academic literature and policy documentation. The module also prepares you for further independent research when you embark on your dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You will need: a relevant honours degree - minimum 2:2 (such as in criminology, social or political science) or an overseas equivalent qualification or a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work).

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more