• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe | Uxbridge | Aylesbury
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: January* and September 2021

Course Overview

*Fast-track into your degree with our accelerated foundation year programme. You can start in January and finish in July – ready to progress straight into the undergraduate degree in September. You will:

  • be based at our High Wycombe Campus
  • benefit from the full programme
  • accelerate your journey into higher education
  • develop your confidence and skills in degree-level learning
  • enjoy all the great facilities on offer.

The BA (Hons) Corporate Security Management programme is designed to provide a degree qualification for those who wish to enter the security industry and develop a management career. You will be given the opportunity to develop the theoretical and applied knowledge that is essential, when combined with role experience, to become a confident and highly capable Corporate Security Manager.

Security and management have a crucial role to play in limiting the impacts of threats upon every organisation, whether profit or not for profit, public or private sector. This course aims to help you develop forward-looking management processes with realistic and flexible security planning, providing an organisation with the ability to evaluate threats and risks. You will then be able to put in place, effective countermeasures and associated processes and procedures.

Planning to anticipate, manage and mitigate the impacts of threats must also be prioritised in consultation with the business. It is natural for every organisational function to assume that it is the most important whereas there are various ‘core’ and ‘supporting’ functions which will require differing priority for treatment in accordance with their criticality to the organisation. This programme aims to help you develop security management processes in order to decide what is most important to protect but with a clear focus on the overall organisational need.

You may also be interested in our three year BA (Hons) Corporate Security Management..

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details


The BA (Hons) Corporate Security Management programme aims to develop your knowledge, skills and analytical ability to enable you to enter successful careers in security. Learning objectives are met by a combination of lecture inputs, seminars, self-study and directed research. You are required to work both individually and in groups in this full-time attendance degree.

At Foundation Level, you will be exposed to a variety of summative and formative assessments whilst developing the academic skills to be a successful student at university; course content and learning outcomes strongly relate to developing your knowledge and understanding of the subjects being studied and assessed.

In the first year you will be introduced to the core areas of security requirements and gain a foundation of knowledge and skills to build towards graduation through lectures, classroom-based activities and independent learning. Seminars will provide a forum where you can engage with the subject, clarify issues and begin to discuss subject matter.

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Find out more about our General Entry Requirements.

Course Modules

Foundation Year Modules

  • Preparing for Success: Knowledge and Creativity
  • Preparing for Success: Self Development and Responsibility
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Introduction to Security

Year 1 Modules

  • Global Business Environment
  • The Graduate Challenge
  • Threat and Risks
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Career Viewpoint
  • Intelligence Models and Processes

Year 2 Modules

  • Business Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Information and Cyber Security
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Consulting in Practice
  • Operations and Service Management
  • Digital Business and New Technologies
  • Organisational Resilience

Year 3 Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Developing Security Structures
  • Strategic Security Management
  • Developing Leadership and Management Skills
  • Terrorism and Extremism
  • Change Management and Organisation Development
  • Dissertation


How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,500 per year

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

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


What are my career prospects

On successful completion of the programme employment opportunities stretch across a range of sectors with security management needs all based upon the range of areas covered during the course. The vocational relevance of knowledge, skills and assessment are important factors in the teaching and learning methods of this degree. Management in the security sector encompasses a range of activities from project management to board level participation, it is anticipated that this programme will provide you with the capability and confidence to maximise the opportunities available in dynamic and risk-charged organisational environments.

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!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

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