• Application Deadline
  • 54 months
    Duration

About

On this Risk and Security Management (Distance learning) (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you’ll:
  • Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector
  • Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials
  • Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions
  • Have optional opportunities to attend the University
  • Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus
  • Develop academic and professional expertise in the security sector
  • Have full access to the University Library's online resources
  • Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Specialise in areas that are relevant to you, by choosing units that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience
  • Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course
Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, you’ll boost your career prospects and be prepared to take on roles across the public, private and military security sector.

If you're not already in work or want to take on a new role, the Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 54 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      4.5 years part-time distance learning
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying Criminology
  • Introduction to Security Management
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Investigation
  • Introduction to Counter Fraud Studies
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Risk Management
  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  • Information Security
  • Research Methods
  • Corporate Security
  • Internet Risk and Security
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Individual applications are assessed based on their experience and educational background.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3080 GBP per year and a duration of 54 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time distance learning UK/EU: £3,080 p/a and £1,540 in year 5. 
  • Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.