The Defence and Security Programme opens up our teaching portfolio and is designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your own learning pathway

How is the Programme structured?

The Defence and Security Programme offers three degree streams in Engineering, Leadership and Management and Technology, which all contain extensive elective choices to meet the varying requirements of both learners and employers. There are two learning routes to the Defence and Security Programme. One is a traditional MSc route and the other is a Capstone MSc route:

As part of the MSc route, you can decide whether you want either an increased depth or greater breadth of understanding. Within this route, you can select elective modules specific to their chosen stream, or alternatively choose two modules from across any of the three streams. Like our other degrees, this MSc route within the Defence and Security Programme is completed with a thesis.

The Capstone route is mostly delivered at distance, making it both more flexible and more affordable. Unlike the traditional MSc route that includes the completion of a thesis, the Capstone MSc route instead contains a Capstone Development and Exploitation module followed by a Capstone Portfolio Project. The Project is made up of multiple pieces of work that can be applied to your business case, with direct impact and exploitation potential within the your business context.

Who is this for?

Through the difference in routes, you can choose how and what you’ll learn, in a way that can fit in with your lifestyle and work commitments. Whether you’re a new graduate, a previous apprentice, someone with years of experience looking for senior positions, or even wanting to transition between disciplines, this programme has the flexibility to suit you.