Distance Learning

For police and security professionals

From bringing security back to a former war zone to managing a policing budget in the face of unprecedented cuts, the University of Leicester runs a wide range of courses for police, security professionals and people starting out in the security industry.

Defending Your Organisation Against Fraud and Corruption CPD Module

Properly combating fraud and corruption is still an elusive goal. Time and again we see people and apparently well-managed organisations subjected to major embarrassment, financial penalties or even bankruptcy as the result of inappropriate actions and failings by 'trusted' individuals.

This course requires that we learn to address the challenge; how can we ensure that we actively defend ourselves and our organisations against the very real threats we would rather not see?

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Diplomatic Studies MA/PGDip

If you’re heading for a diplomatic career or you’re a professional diplomat requiring additional training, this is the course for you. The aim of the Diplomatic Studies MA and diploma is to train those wishing to pursue careers in government, defence work, international organisations, journalism, teaching and those wishing to proceed to a research degree.

Diplomatic Studies concerns itself with the various modes of diplomacy, such as the resident ambassador and summitry, and also examines diplomacy’s function within the realms of negotiation and information gathering.

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Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc

If you’re a professional within the forensic industry, here’s a course designed to give you a detailed, specialised knowledge and understanding of the science’s latest analytical techniques. The Forensic Science and Criminal Justice MSc is aimed at enhancing the development of industry professionals and at those who need to upskill to give the latest expert opinion in court.

It’s also for those involved in the management of forensic science provision. Equally, it’s a course for those who want to broaden their horizons in this fast paced and invaluable field.

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Human Rights and Global Ethics - MA/PGDip

Over recent years the idea of human rights has become a central issue in international politics. This course is designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills relevant to employment and career development in NGOs, government, media and business, or any professional context in which cross-cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness is a requirement.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the political and international theory of human rights and global ethics.

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Intelligence and Security MA

As well as academic depth, this course will provide breadth by looking at intelligence from the perspective of civilian, military and police intelligence agencies as well as providing insight into commercial intelligence activity, such as the provision by private security companies and political risk analysis.

International Relations and World Order MA/PGDip

The echo of the 9/11 terrorist attacks can still be heard and serves to highlight how international security remains high on the global agenda. This course will examine the nature and dynamics of international relations in the contemporary global system, focusing on differing concepts of order in the post-Cold War world.

It aims to make you think critically about the nature of international relations and about the extent to which western interests, institutions and culture dominate the world system.

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International Security MA/ PGDip

This course provides a thorough grounding in international security studies, focusing on developments since the end of the Cold War. Throughout the course, you are encouraged to think critically

and analytically about international security, and to consider the complex causes of many contemporary security problems.

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The Leicester MBA

The Leicester MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) meaning that you can be sure of our quality. As well as the Leicester MBA, graduates are also awarded a level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

This course is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to become a competent and capable manager in today’s global business environment.

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Politics in the EU MA/PGDip

Government and policy making in Europe affects 743 million people. Blending theory and rich empirical material, this course will offer an invaluable insight into the functioning of the European Union.

It aims to assist in a broad range of professions, including diplomacy, government bodies, international organisations, lobbying, teaching, journalism, the media, commerce and business.

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Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management MSc

This course provides anyone with a vocational or academic interest in risk, crisis and disaster management with an exceptional opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding across the whole subject area. The MSc provides a wide-ranging interdisciplinary analysis of the extent, effects and explanations of crisis and disaster, and the use of risk theory.

In addition to examining case studies, you will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake supervised research in an area of personal or professional interest.

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Security and Risk Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

How and why do people commit crime? How do you manage the security of any given event or organisation? This course aims to shed light on these questions and more for Britain’s public and private security professionals.

Students will develop a detailed knowledge of crime, risk and managing security in a range of organisations. They will also study a series of theoretical models which explain why and how people commit crime, with greater emphasis on how to analyse and assess risk and how to manage security.

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The Politics of Conflict and Violence MA/PGDip

Conflict and violence punctuates the modern world, but why? This course will equip students with the necessary skills and resources to ask critical questions about the politics of war and aggression. This is a wide ranging course suitable for students with an academic background in international relations, politics, political theory, war studies, terrorism studies, history, human rights, journalism, philosophy or law.

The course will benefit those seeking professional development and enhanced employability in relevant sectors, such as NGOs, the military, media, private security, the UN or other international organisations.

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I’ve been able to do my course work in all kinds of locations, for example by the pool whilst being on holiday, in the office, at car parks, cafes, restaurants, even by campfires! Tanja MSc Security and Risk Management