Security Management

  • Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    7 semesters
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
    210
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Police and Security Management

Degree programme

Increasing security by minimizing risk. The ability to recognize and evaluate risks and deal with them in a professional manner to prevent the development of dangerous situations is a key factor in society, politics and industry. The providers of security services in both public and private contexts are subject to almost constant change; new threats constantly emerge to which they are required to adapt. This Bachelor’s degree programme deals with the challenges facing a modern risk society and adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the situation which incorporates aspect of Law, Economics and the Social Sciences.
The degree programme is characterized by the combination of a rig- orous academic and practical approach. For example, students deal with the contexts from which a range of dangerous situations develop; they learn to analyse risks and acquire and develop a range of communication co-operation, conflict and management skills pertinent to the tasks which they will face in a professional context.

Professional field

The increasing need for qualified professionals, trained to assess risk and draw up security concepts, means that graduates of this degree programme find employment in large companies, security companies, a range of government authorities and official institutions, the tourist industry and in international development work.
Graduates of the programme are awarded the internationally-recognized Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) qualification. This leads not only to professional entry, but also qualifies its holder for a post-graduate degree such as the Master’s degree programme International Security Management.

Degree structure

The degree programme is taught over seven semesters and involves a six- month internship with one of over 200 partner companies. Working within the scope of the internship, students gain an insight into commercial or local government security. The degree programme is divided into 21 compulsory modules and six electives. The degree programme focuses on the areas of Law, Business Administration, Human Resources Management and Risk Management. This is supplemented by courses in the Social Sciences, IT and English for Security Management.

The Security Management Bachelor’s degree programme is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach and practical focus.

The individual modules have the following focus:

  1. Academic Working Practices
  2. Security and Risk in a Political and Social Context – the State
  3. The Legal Principles
  4. Communication in an Academic and Professional Context
  5. The Economic Principles of Security Management
  6. Security and Risk in a Political and Social Context – the Private Sphere
  7. Legal Powers
  8. Psychology for Security Management
  9. Marketing and Management in Security Companies
  10. Human Resources Management
  11. Civil Law
  12. Risk and Crisis Management, Security Technology
  13. The Strategic and Organizational Aspects of Security Management
  14. English in a Professional Environment
  15. Controlling Criminality - the Role of Security Management
  16. Labour Law
  17. The Technical, Legal and Organizational  Principles of Information Protection and Information Security
  18. Safety in a Company Context
  19. Work Experience
  20. The Core Elements of Accounting in Security Management
  21. Individual Academic Working Practices

Elective 1:
Specialism in selected areas of Law I (e. g. »Security Law«)

Elective 2:
Specialism in selected areas of Law I (e. g. »Municipal Law«)

Elective 3:
Project management in selected specialism I(e. g. »Security Management in Media Companies«)

Elective 4:
Project management in selected specialism II (e. g. »The Organization of a Compliance Management System«)

Elective 5:
Special subject I (e. g. »Risk and Crisis Communication«)

Elective 6:
Special subject II (e. g. »Aviation Security«)

Elective 7:
Special subject III (e. g. »Green Crimes«)

Elective 8:
Special subject IV (e. g. »Terrorism Past and Present«)

  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester  until 15 Juli

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees

    None

  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Service

Telephone consultation hours
Tue, Thu 14.00–15.00

Department manager

Department of Police and Security Management
Ina-Geraldine Wüstenhagen
General Management

Academic Director

Department of Police and Security Management
Prof. Dr. Vincenz Leuschner
Professorship of criminology and sociology