- Study Mode: Part Time
- Location: Distance Learning
- Duration: Three Years
- Start Date: September 2021
Buckinghamshire New University has strong connections to the security industry and our practical degree in security consultancy will help you operate with confidence.
You’ll work with specialist academics who have all had military or police service, or commercial experience, and continue to practise today.
Whether you see yourself working within the oil and gas sector, other extractive industries, within the NGO community or even running your own consultancy, we’ll support you to build your knowledge, network and work opportunities.
Advance in your career with one of our professional courses. Read our Application Guide for everything you need to know about applying to BNU – from before you even apply to what to do if you receive an offer, and everything in between.
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Why study this subject?
A degree in Security Consultancy will help you develop the specialist insight, as well as acquire the skills and contacts, to maximise the many opportunities open to you in the security and related industries.
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.
You may already have experience and skills in security consultancy or management as a generalist or specialist and be looking to add academic recognition to your experience and professional qualifications.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
If you’re looking to move into, or progress in, security consultancy, our distance-learning BA (Hons) Security Consultancy degree provides a compelling route.
This flexible course has been designed to give prospective and practising security consultants the skills and knowledge to perform 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.
We welcome students who have not been in education for some time, or graduates from other relevant programmes looking to continue their professional and academic development.
Buckinghamshire New University is a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and supports the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans, and military families contribute to our business and country.
This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682.
What will I study?
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.
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, as well as podcasts and other tools, and interact with your tutors online, through Zoom (VoIP) and discussion boards.
You will be assessment by a variety of methods, including:
● Case Studies
● Report Writing
What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants should have a relevant foundation degree and/or appropriate experience and industry qualifications.
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.
All applicants will be interviewed to ensure that they are capable of study at degree level.
Students who hold the following qualifications will be able to accredit prior learning:
- Anubis Certified Security Consultant (CSC)
- Security Institute Diploma
- ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP)
- BCI Diploma.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
Year 1 Modules
Threat and Risk
Security Risk Management
Information (with Cyber) Security
Management of Self, Teams and Projects
Year 2 Modules
Research – Dissertation Part One
Crowded Places Security
Year 3 Modules
Strategic Security Management
Research – Dissertation Part Two
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022
£3,500 per year
International, Academic Year 2021-2022
£3,500 per year
WHAT ARE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?
By the end of the programme, you will be well placed to maximise on employment opportunities in commercial security.
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.