Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management DSyRM

The Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management (D.SyRM) is a structured 4-year, part-time programme targeted towards security professionals in the UK and overseas. The Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management (D.SyRM) is a structured, four-year, part-time programme targeted towards security professionals in the UK and overseas. 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 course 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.

Course syllabus:

  1. Professional development and review

  2. Advanced research techniques in security risk management

  3. Publication and dissemination in security risk management

  4. Security risk management project proposal