Cyber Security (Integrated Masters)

BA (Hons) Security and Resilience Management

TARIFF: 88 - 112
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2024

Our BA (Hons) Security and Resilience Management is ideal for those who have already have experience working in this area, or are looking to make the move into it, to gain a solid knowledge base to apply to the workplace.

We have strong connections to the security industry and our specialist academics have all had military, police service or commercial experience, and continue to practise today.

This programme is eligible for funding under the UK Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme – our ELCAS number is 1682

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Why study this subject?

A degree in security and resilience will help you develop the specialist knowledge required to excel in this growing industry. The two go hand-in-hand and are inextricably linked and the recent global pandemic and the impact of geo-political instability has tested the resilience of both public and private sector industries.

In addition to learning from our industry-experienced staff you will have the opportunity to access experts currently working in the field to bolster your understanding and professional network.

This programme is designed to provide prospective and practicing security and resilience consultants with a range of skills and to develop their knowledge in order to be able to operate with skill and confidence within the security and resilience sector.

If you already have experience and skills in security and resilience consultancy or are in general management and looking to add academic recognition to your experience and professional qualifications, then this degree would be the perfect solution.

There is also great flexibility in studying this course with our students coming from not just the UK, but all around the world.

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Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

If you’re looking to move into or progress in your career in security and resilience, our distance-learning degree provides a compelling route.

Throughout the course, you will learn from skilled lecturers within the School of Aviation and Security who have a high level of working knowledge based on industry experience. Our tutors will give you the practical, managerial and intellectual skills that will help you to build your security knowledge.

We offer a supportive and flexible environment in which to develop and graduate confident in your ability to succeed in the workplace. We utilise our online platform, Virtual Learning Environment meaning that you’ll have a comprehensive student experience whilst learning remotely.

The University has strong links within the security sector and is a holder of the Silver Military Covenant Award. We recognise the value serving personnel (both regular and reservists), veterans, and military families contribute to our business and country. If you are a member of the Armed Forces, you may be able eligible to received funding for this programme under the UK Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme – our ELCAS number is 1682.

As a BNU student, you will automatically become a member of Bucks Students’ Union giving you access to a wide range of services that we offer for free. Upon graduation, you will become a member of the University’s alumni community giving you access to a wide range of benefits throughout your lifetime.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in your first year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health and wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers.

What will I study?

The course will provide a combination of studies of subject areas which will provide a solid educational basis for the security and resilience consultant to achieve results in a multi-disciplined and increasingly technical discipline.

There are many skills required of an adept and effective security and resilience consultant, who may be responsible for providing security advice, management of risks and provide solutions to make an organisation resilient to withstand disruption, irrespective of the cause of the incident or crisis.

The programme aims to provide you with an academically rigorous, relevant and current industry-related programme which will allow you to provide business-orientated security and resilience consultancy based upon knowledge, best practice and regulatory guidance.

You’ll learn to:

  • Discuss global contemporary issues relating to security management, resilience and consultancy
  • Demonstrate critical consideration of key concepts, issues and theories related to the development, management and marketing of security and resilience businesses
  • Develop an awareness of how political and cultural values - including your own - have an impact on responses to and rival interpretations of security and related subjects
  • Demonstrate competence in locating, retrieving, managing and analysing appropriate secondary data and evidence.
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How will I be taught and assessed?

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 supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, as well as being able to interact with your tutors online and discussion boards. We also provide off campus access to library services, so you can borrow books from the virtual library and access peer reviewed journals as well as access to wider material via our interlibrary loan service.

Teaching on this programme includes some combination of: -

  • Lectures
  • seminars
  • work-based learning
  • employer or organisation-based case studies
  • live or ‘real world’ projects
  • guided learning
  • discussion groups
  • virtual forums

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including:

  • coursework
  • presentations
  • learning journals
  • dissertation
  • projects.
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BA (Hons) Security and Resilience Management Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS tariff score of: 88 - 112

UCAS points can be obtained through qualifications such as A levels, T levels, BTEC or an Access to Higher Education course in a relevant subject. Please list all your qualifications on the application form as you will be asked to provide copies when we receive your application.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you may, if you have relevant professional experience, still be invited for interview, where you will be required to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding for entry onto the course.

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with our accreditation of prior learning (APL) process.

As the programme uses ICT resources to deliver and assess the course, students should be competent in the use of applications such as Windows and MS Office.

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.


This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

This course has Opportunity modules.

Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules in your first year from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. Find out more.

What are the tuition fees

  • Home, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £3,680 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £3,680 per year

This programme is eligible for funding under the UK Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme – our ELCAS number is 1682.

Additional course costs and financial support

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

If you have any questions about the fees above, contact our Enquiries team by calling 0330 123 2023 or emailing

What are my career prospects?

On successful completion of this award, you will find your employment prospects enhanced and their understanding of security and resilience management significantly deepened.

This course 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.

Course leader

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Nicolas Salvagiotti
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