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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Security Management

Course type


Course Summary

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.

  • To enable students to develop advanced skills and competencies in conducing, evaluating and presenting research relevant to Security Management
  • To provide distance learning programmes in Security Management for full-time employees
  • To enable students to make an original contribution to the discipline of Security Management and the advancement of professional security practice
  • To produce 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



Security Management Dissertation - Core
Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security - Core
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism - Core
Intelligence Analysis - Core
Security Studies - Core
Security Management - Core
International Financial Crime and Security - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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 (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) 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 Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more

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