If you’re looking to move into, or progress in, security consultancy, our distance-learning degree provides a compelling route. You’ll develop specialist insight, and acquire the skills and contacts to maximise the many opportunities open to you in the security and related industries.
The course has been designed to give prospective and practising security consultants the skills and knowledge to operate with confidence in this sector.
Blending the academic framework for consultancy practices, with the security needs and requirements for today’s businesses, we’ll cover the key areas of knowledge you need to get ahead in the field.
You’ll delve into everything from threat and risk, and the security of crowded places, to cyber security, terrorism studies and organisational resilience.
As well as covering off the more fundamental elements of security processes, we’ll develop your key project planning, management and strategic skills. You’ll also carry out your own research, related to your workplace or interests.
Bucks has strong connections to the security industry. You’ll work with specialist academics who have all had military or policy service, or commercial experience, and continue to practise today. We’ll support you to build your knowledge, network and work opportunities.
This degree is for anyone whose role involves ensuring security protection is incorporated into operations and organisational functions, or those aspiring to move into this work.
The course covers topics from an operational, tactical and strategic perspective, and from an individual, organisational and societal standpoint. You’ll learn to:
- discuss and critically evaluate a wide range of security issues with confidence
- demonstrate critical consideration of the key concepts and theories related to the development, management and marketing of security consultancy businesses
- apply the theory to the practice of the strategic management of security within organisations
- evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data to make informed judgments, and explain and solve problems.
The programme culminates in you completing a research dissertation or project relating to your workplace or issues that most interest you.
Designed as a distance learning programme, you can study this course alongside your work or other commitments. You will receive lectures and study materials online, as well as podcasts and other tools, and interact with your tutors online, through Zoom (VoIP) and discussion boards.
By the end of the programme, you will be well placed to maximise on employment opportunities in commercial security. It could help with promotion prospects within your current organisation or you could also take your specialist skills into the oil and gas sector or other extractive industries, work amongst the NGO community or realise an ambition to run your own consultancy.