Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management (FdA)

The Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management offers professionals working in the modern security industry the opportunity to further their understanding of the principles and practices involved in the assessment and management of risk in a global society. This knowledge can then be applied immediately in their current role, ensuring that both students and their organisations benefit from the increased skills and knowledge gained throughout the degree programme.

The Security Institute and the University of Leicester
Students who hold a Security Institute Diploma in Security Management are exempt from three modules (numbers 1, 2 and 9) of this Foundation Degree.

In addition, students are entitled to a 25% reduction in course fees (which reduces fees in September 2012 from £10,700 to £8,025 for the full programme).

How is the Course Structured? The course consists of twelve core modules:

Introduction to Security Risk
Understanding Risk and Security
Understanding Leadership and Management
Safety, Security and Crime
Crime Prevention
Information Technology and Security
Introduction to Research Methods
Research Design
Security Management and Business Continuity
Managing Security in the Workplace
Crime in Context
Development Skills for Managing Security
How is the student assessed?

Each module is assessed by a written assignment of 3,000 words. There are no formal examinations as part of the course.

Duration Students choose a study schedule to fit their own needs and pace, undertaking the programme over a period of three or four years. Following the three year timetable allows 12 weeks to complete each module; following the four year timetable allows 16 weeks to complete each module.

The degree offers a route to other distance learning courses awarded by the University of Leicester, such as the BA in Security and Risk Management and postgraduate MSc courses in Security, Conflict and International Development and Security and Risk Management.

Entry Requirements/Further Information Intakes are in March and September.

For full details of funding options or to make an application please contact Russell Knifton: Email Telephone: 0116 2525780.

For further information about this course, please contact Dr Hillary Jones: Email:  Telephone: 0116 2525765