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Safety and Security Management Studies
(Bachelor)


University HU University of Applied Sciences - Utrecht
Study Safety and Security Management Studies
Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 8 semesters (240 EC)
Costs -/-
Website Overview of your studies

General information

The Bachelor programme of the Centre for Safety and Security Management Studies is a programme at a higher professional education level The educational curriculum (four years) is unique and comprises the full range of the security field. The Bachelor programme contains subjects as law, criminology, business administration, public management, leadership, risk management and social sciences. Besides theoretical education, practical education and research are important parts of the programme. The programme has a fulltime and a part-time equivalent.

Social objectives
The centre strives for the following social objectives:

  1. To contribute to the possible solution of safety and security problems.
  2. To contribute to the development of coherent practical experiences in the field of safety and security; integral solutions for complicated matters. Problems can't be solved by isolated measures. An improvement of the connection between measures and the collaboration of various partners in the field is needed.

The profession
From graduates with an degree at a bachelor level, the following can be expected:

  • Knowledge, perception, skills and attitude.
    • A safety and security management expert has relevant professional experience at a higher vocational level acquired in practice. He/she has a clear outlook with regard to the role of director in practice and the approach and solution of safety and security problems.
    • A safety and security management expert also has a clear outlook with regard to the coherence and the collaboration between private and public parties in the field, like for example 'Secure Living' or 'Secure Entrepreneurship'.

Graduated safety and security management experts work for government agencies such as local councils, provinces, ministries, police, public health authorities and fire departments. They come up with concrete plans and guidelines in the field of safety and security. They also provide for a competent implementation and realization of these plans and guidelines. In de private sector safety and security management experts find employment with security companies, for example organizers of large-scale events, concerts or football organizations, but they also work for national and international companies.

A safety and security management expert is familiar with policy concerning working conditions, safety and security regulations and environmental regulations and is able to apply these.

Lastly: safety and security management experts develop and apply plans and guidelines, they support and coordinate implementation and look for collaboration with and the involvement of all parties, from citizens to professionals and politicians. Being an expert means that they are able to think and work at both an operational and conceptual level. This is necessary because the expert is the central figure in a safety and security network.


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