The BA (Hons) Organisational Security Management programme is designed to provide a degree qualification for those who wish to enter the security industry and develop a management career. You will be given the opportunity to develop the theoretical and applied knowledge that is essential, when combined with role experience, to become a confident and highly capable Organisational Security Manager.
Security and management have a crucial role to play in limiting the impacts of threats upon every organisation, whether profit or not for profit, public or private sector. This course aims to help you develop forward-looking management processes with realistic and flexible security planning, providing an organisation with the ability to evaluate threats and risks. You will then be able to put in place, effective countermeasures and associated processes and procedures.
Planning to anticipate, manage and mitigate the impacts of threats must also be prioritised in consultation with the business. It is natural for every organisational function to assume that it is the most important whereas there are various ‘core’ and ‘supporting’ functions which will require differing priority for treatment in accordance with their criticality to the organisation. This programme aims to help you develop security management processes in order to decide what is most important to protect but with a clear focus on the overall organisational need.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
The BA (Hons) Organisational Security Management programme aims to develop your knowledge, skills and analytical ability to enable you to enter successful careers in security. Learning objectives are met by a combination of lecture inputs, seminars, self-study and directed research. You are required to work both individually and in groups in this full-time attendance degree.
In the first year you will be introduced to the core areas of security requirements and gain a foundation of knowledge and skills to build towards graduation through lectures, classroom-based activities and independent learning. Seminars will provide a forum where you can engage with the subject, clarify issues and begin to discuss subject matter.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.
Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The modules available on this course are as follows:
Year 1 Modules
- Global Business environment
- Graduate Challenge
- Threat and Risks
- Personnel Security
- Physical Security
- Organisational Behaviour
- Career Viewpoint
- Intelligence Models and Processes
Year 2 Modules
- Business Consulting
- Project management
- Information and Cyber Security
- Workplace Investigations
- Consulting in practice
- Operations and Service Management
- Digital Business and New Technologies
- Organisational Resilience
Year 3 Modules
- Research Methods
- Developing Security Structures
- Strategic Security Management
- Developing leadership and management skills
- Terrorism and Extremism
- Change Management and organisation Development
What are my career prospects
On successful completion of the programme employment opportunities stretch across a range of sectors with security management needs all based upon the range of areas covered during the course. The vocational relevance of knowledge, skills and assessment are important factors in the teaching and learning methods of this degree. Management in the security sector encompasses a range of activities from project management to board level participation, it is anticipated that this programme will provide you with the capability and confidence to maximise the opportunities available in dynamic and risk-charged organisational environments.
The Big Deal
At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.
We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK. It’s a big deal!