• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 30 Weeks
  • Start Date: May and November 2020

Course Overview

This programme, run by the School of Aviation and Security at Bucks New University, gives you an opportunity to take your studies to a higher level and further enhance your professional and career potential.

The course has been designed to meet the needs of security and related professionals who wish to gain a postgraduate level qualification without committing to a master’s programme, but with the opportunity to continue to a Master of Science in one of Bucks’ growing portfolio of security and resilience courses.

Course Details

The two modules introduce Threats, Risks and Impacts before examining the Security Management options to mitigate their effects on organisations from the small to the global.

You are encouraged to apply the various principles, theories, and practices to your business, work role and employment requirement or aspirations. Using structured assessment tasks, you will also be encouraged to identify the relevance of the content to your own working environment.

As a Bucks student, you will have access to the full range of e-books, journals, electronic documents, workbooks and other resources available remotely from the Bucks Library. You will also be able to access relevant support mechanisms and module tutors through email, telephone, the virtual learning environment, VoIP and, if you wish and it is possible, face-to-face.


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

Bucks 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.

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What are the course entry requirements?

We would welcome the following applicants:

  • Employees who are currently working in, or have the potential to work in, a role where they have responsibilities for ensuring that security risk management is incorporated into operations, and who may wish to gain a master’s degree level academic award in this important area. This would include those who have experience and skills in security management provision, consultancy or management, as generalists or specialists.
  • Mature applicants who have been out of the education system for some time and who wish to focus on developing a career in this subject or graduates from other relevant security, risk or resilience higher education programmes who wish to continue their professional and academic development.

Course Modules


  • Threat Risk and Impact Perspectives
  • Security Management


How much does it cost

Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2019-2020: £2,500

Part Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £2,700

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?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.