• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe Campus
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2017

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

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.

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.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

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

Year 2 Modules

  • Corporate Security Management
  • Private Investigation
  • Security Legislation and Regulations

Year 3 Modules

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


How much does it cost

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Part Time Home and EU: £3000 per year

Part Time International: £3000 per year

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

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow


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.