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Security and Risk Management PGCert

Security and Risk Management PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Risk Management Security

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you have, or aspire to have, responsibility for crime prevention, risk and security within your organisation. This distance learning degree will provide you with a thorough knowledge of security and crime risk analysis and management. You will develop an understanding of a range of theoretical models that explain why and how people commit crime, how to analyse and assess risk, and how to manage security. The course will equip you with the skills to engage in informed debate about major issues in security and risk management and to design, conduct and critically appraise research and develop new approaches to problem solving which can be applied in practice.

A postgraduate 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. Within Criminology at Leicester, distance learning is part of our core educational provision and our programmes are flexible, high quality and focussed on you and your needs. On completion this course leads to PGDip in Security and Risk Management.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date



This module lays the foundation for the rest of the course in two ways. Firstly, it introduces and allows you to practice a range of academic skills including assignment planning, critical reading and writing, and the all-important issue of referencing. All of which are designed to help you achieve you very best across all assignment types. The module then moves on to introduce you to key themes and concepts relating to security and risk management, providing you with essential knowledge for the rest of the modules in the degree. The module also acts as a theoretical resource and presents a number of contemporary theoretical debates relating to risk. It looks at ways of measuring and managing risk and discusses these in terms of systems or organisations. It makes use of a series of case studies to bring these important themes to life. In addition to this it will give you the opportunity to ‘virtually’ meet with your Personal Tutor as well as your fellow students in a series of online events.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a first or second class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration will be given to applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge. If they have at least five years' practical/professional experience and borderline qualifications, they may be considered or asked to complete the Department's entry assessment in support of their application.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren’t...more

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