MSc Security and Resilience: Science and Technology

This MSc course is tailored to training STEM graduates and security professionals in the science and cutting-edge technologies underpinning national security. Created with significant input from industry, academia and policymakers, the curriculum ensures you’ll graduate with industry-ready skills for a career in the growing security and resilience sector. The course is coordinated by the Institute for Security Science and Technology. We use our expertise and experience in the security sector to deliver a programme which combines academic rigor with latest industry knowledge. This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, we want to reassure you that your academic Department has made plans which make it possible to offer  you  a  high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term. Your  teaching  will be a combination of on-campus (in-person)  and remote learning (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the ‘multi-mode’ balance may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the year.

Course syllabus:

  1. Security in Context

  2. Behavioural Research Methods

  3. Behavioural Science and Security

  4. Cyber Threats: Cyber Solutions

  5. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive: the Physical Threat Space

  6. Sensors: Electronic and Natural

  7. Infrastructure and Transport Security

  8. Individual Research Project