BA (Hons) degree in Security Consultancy

This unique course is designed to meet the needs of students who have not been able, until now, to access a single degree-level qualification in security consultancy, and aspire to become qualified security consultants. You are likely to work in a key role where you have responsibilities for ensuring that security protection is incorporated into operations and organisational functions. Alternatively, you could have experience and skills in security consultancy or management as a generalist or specialist. The main educational aims of the programme are for students to develop a high level of academic knowledge aimed at achieving a high capability in and knowledge of security consultancy skills.

On successful completion of the programme you will be able to:

• Identify and discuss and critically evaluate a wide range of security issues;

• Demonstrate critical consideration of the key concepts and theories related to the development, management and marketing of security consultancy businesses;

• Critically evaluate ability in the application of theory to practice in the strategic management of security within organisations;

• Review, consolidate, synthesise and extend a coherent body of knowledge in order to execute a sustained piece of independent work using appropriate media;

• Synthesise and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources relating to security and business issues;

• Evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data to make informed judgments;

• Research and assess theories, principles, concepts and factual information and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems;

• Show assured, accurate and fluent use of language in presenting information;

• Take full responsibility for managing personal and professional development;

• Self-appraise and reflect on own learning and performance.


We welcome mature students who have not been within a formal education system for some time or graduates from other relevant programmes who wish to continue their professional and academic development.

Course fees are designed to offer opportunity to those working in the industry who would not traditionally be able to access grants and loans, and are set at £2,800 per year in 2015/16.

How is the Course Structured? 

The course is delivered entirely by distance learning, using the university’s virtual learning environment and meaning it can be completed from anywhere in the world. It consists of twelve core modules:

Year One

• Threat and Risk

• Security Project Planning

• Information Security

• Security Organisations and Environment

Year Two

• Corporate Security Management

• Private Investigations

• Security Legislation and Regulation

• Security Mini-Project

Year Three

• Security Consultancy Developed Management

• Enterprise

• Strategic Security Management

• Dissertation

How is the student assessed?

Modules are assessed by written assignments, projects and presentations. There are no formal examinations as part of the course.

Duration This part time course is designed to be completed over three years. It is structured in such a way that candidates can maintain full-time employment while they study.

The degree offers a route to other distance learning courses awarded by Bucks New University, such as the postgraduate Certificate in Security Consultancy and the MSc in Organisational Resilience.

Entry Requirements/Further Information The course commences in late September every year.

For more information, please email advice@bucks.ac.uk, call 0330 123 2023 or attend one of our Open Days.

Full details are available on this link

 

MSc degree in Organisational Resilience

In today’s multi-risk world, and looking into the future, organisations must be prepared to anticipate, respond to and recover from unexpected and undesirable events. Risks and threats have multiple sources and impacts and failure to manage them to satisfactory conclusions can undermine operational and financial stability.

Businesses and organisations need to be able to manage their own interests and protect their products and services, alongside those of their stakeholders, and to manage their futures effectively. If you have, or could have, a key role to play in the resilience of a business or other organisation, this course is for you.

With a clear focus on developing your confidence and capabilities in organisational resilience, this programme will equip you with the necessary skills and information to give your organisation the ability to continue to function effectively in the event of business threatening events.

Throughout the programme, you will apply current theories, concepts and practices to organisational resilience. We focus on learning that is anchored in reality rather than the sterility of pure theory, exploring real problems and identifying innovative solutions which can be applied effectively in the competitive and dynamic organisational environment.

Recognising the range of businesses that need to plan for resilience, you can tailor the programme to suit your needs and specialise in areas of particular relevance to your career. Therefore, on graduation, you will have developed a focused capability on the aspect of organisational resilience that affects you, with a broader mastery of related and linked disciplines and issues.

You will be able to develop and test theories and plans which will be directly linked to your area of interest or organisational needs providing relevance, and a solid academic basis for further development, research or career progression.

Our supportive course team is drawn from practising experts from resilience disciplines, as well as from the University’s own academic staff. Due to their industry knowledge and academic expertise, our tutors can provide you with the practical, managerial and intellectual skills and knowledge which will set your organisation and your people apart when planning for and responding to resilience challenges.

We pride ourselves on the support we give to you face-to-face and electronically using our virtual learning environment. Utilising our online learning package helps maximise the time spent on relating the issues in the programme to your company and minimises your time away from your workplace.

This course has been designed to make high quality education as accessible as possible for those who are unable to attend programmes on-site, but with the requirement to adhere to the highest of academic standards.

How is the Course Structured?

The course is delivered through a combination of residential modules delivered at our Missenden Abbey campus, and by distance learning, using the university’s virtual learning environment. Attendance at modules is not compulsory, and the course can be completed by distance learning from anywhere in the world. It consists of five core modules:

  • Threat, Risk and Impact Perspectives
  • Security Management
  • Civil Protection, Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Business Continuity Management and Perspectives
  • Research and Dissertation

How is the student assessed?

Modules are assessed by written assignments, projects and presentations. There are no formal examinations as part of the course.

Duration This part time course is designed to be completed over two years. It is structured in such a way that candidates can maintain full-time employment while they study.

Entry Requirements/Further Information The course commences in late September and April every year.

Course fees are £8,550 for the complete course, and this includes board and lodgings at Missenden Abbey for the residential portions of each module.

For more information, please email advice@bucks.ac.uk, call 0330 123 2023 or attend one of our Open Days.

Full details are available on this link 

Quote from recent student:

“I can say that one hour chatting with the course leader on Skype changed my entire perception of both university study and provided new and diverse directions on my security career. He offered advice and opinion that was new and interesting, including challenging the way I – and I suspect many others – should view mature age status in relation to University studies and professional development.“

 

 Bucks New University is a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership, assisting service leavers with financial support as they move into their next career.

Worldwide access to education

Bucks’ Security and Resilience courses are specifically designed to be completed online and can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with no attendance required. Study can be fitted in around the demands of full-time employment, meaning that it’s possible to continue to earn while you learn.