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BA (Hons)
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.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

Credits: 360

Study mode: Distance learning

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Three years

Start date: September

Is this course for me?

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This programme is suitable for those who aspire to become qualified and capable security consultants.

It is designed for employees who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in, a key role
with 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.

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.

What will this course cover?

We have designed this course to provide prospective and practising security consultants with a range of skills and knowledge in order to be able to operate with confidence within the security sector.

Our aim is to blend the academic framework for consultancy practices with the security needs and requirements for today's businesses. It will also allow you to develop
your advisory, technical, business, communication and management skills

From an initial focus on the more fundamental elements of security processes, the programme will address the requirements for project planning and management skills and knowledge, before moving towards the development of strategic and other essential functions.

You will benefit from using our virtual learning environment (VLE), which will help you to fit in your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at times that suit you.

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

Attendance and Personal Study

You will be expected to allocate up to 20 hours a week for self-directed study.

Year One

  • Threat and Risk
  • Security Project Planning
  • Information Security
  • Security Organisations and Environment

Year Two

  • Corporate Security Management
  • Private Investigation
  • Security Legislation and Regulations
  • Security Mini-Project

Year Three

  • Security Consultancy Developed Management
  • Enterprise
  • Strategic Security Management
  • Dissertation

What are the 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.

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
We are currently reviewing our fees for this course.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees for September 2016 to August 2017 entry
Home and EU students: £2,850 per year.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.
Find out more about our fees for international students.

This programme is eligible for funding under the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme. Our ELCAS number is 1682. You may also be able to apply for a part-time loan for tuition fees; visit for details.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit

What are my career prospects?

This course will help you develop a strong understanding, skills and knowledge of security consultancy, helping to boost your career prospects and maximise the opportunities available to you within the security and related industries.

On successful completion of the programme you will be able to discuss and critically evaluate a wide range of security issues with confidence. You will also be able to demonstrate critical consideration of the key concepts and theories related to the development, management and marketing of security consultancy businesses.

In addition, you will be able to apply the theory to the practice of the strategic management of security within organisations. You will also be able to evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data to make informed judgments as well as explain and solve problems.