• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

It comprises a taught element delivered through a small number of workshops in Portsmouth for the first two years and then two years of supervised research leading to a thesis.

The aim of the Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management at University of Portsmouth is to provide a framework for security professionals to reflect on and contribute to practice in their area of work. Its emphasis is on developing researching professionals (which is distinct from the more traditional PhD route which aims to develop professional researchers).

Students on the programme welcome the opportunity to enhance their professional standing in their areas of expertise while developing important new knowledge in those areas. They are drawn from a variety of backgrounds including:

  • Corporate security
  • Commercial security
  • International security
  • Security training sector
  • Business continuity and crisis management
  • Policing
  • Military

Career prospects

Your professional needs and interests shape the research you undertake on this course. You may, therefore, use your increased knowledge and awareness of your profession to support your career aims at the same time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4-7 years part-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional development and review
  • Advanced research techniques in security risk management
  • Publication and dissemination in security risk management
  • Security risk management project proposal

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • A master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Applicants must be professionally engaged in a security related area. 
  • All applicants are subject to face-to-face or telephone interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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