Masters Degree in Risk Management | University of Leicester ms degree

Master of Science in Security and Risk Management


Quarterly Fee : £2,040**
Full Course Fee : £12,245
(+VAT, if applicable)
Fees are paid directly to the University of Leicester.

Duration : 24 months

Mode of study : Distance Learning

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Application Deadline

15 Jan 2019

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About the Programme

  • The security industry has demanded an increase in the professionalism of its managers.

  • This has meant that many now see a Masters degree as essential to career progression.

  • This degree allows graduates to further their education in a subject of increasing relevance worldwide.

  • As part of the course fee, you will be provided with an iPad which will allow you to download course materials via an app.

  • This allows you to continue to study even when access to the internet is not available.


  • This programme provides students with an advanced knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a variety of organisations and situations.

  • 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.

  • You will gain a thorough grounding in theory and practice of security and risk management.

  • 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.

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Entry Requirements

  • The course is open to people with 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.

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

  • As an alternative to the above English language requirements: The University of Leicester English Language Test which takes only 90 minutes and is available on demand.

Career Path

  • Our graduates can seek senior managerial position in the security industry or attain senior responsibilities for risk management in any large organisations.

  • This course will support your professional work experience with an academic qualification, which will enhance your CV.


  • Graduates wishing to pursue further studies could undertake a PhD in this field or do any teaching qualification in order to train staff on the subject.

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Please Note: due to regular enhancements of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website ( and/or Terms and Conditions ( for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.

** Please contact your consultant for the updated instalment plan