Title Urban Manager for Security, Safety and Crisis Management
Project Number 518620-LLP-2011-IT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Urbis Curriculum
Title Urbis Curriculum
Product Type program or curricula
The curriculum is designed to deploy the expertise in this emergent inter-disciplinary professional field and to provide a developmental opportunity for policy makers and managers at middle and senior levels in both the public and independent sectors. Specifically, the proposed programme
responds to the developmental needs and interests of those employed within Local
The need for a higher level degree such as a Professional Doctorate to provide research, analytical and theoretical skills for policymakers, managers and practitioners in urban security and crime prevention has never been more pressing.
The Professional Doctorate degree consists of two major elements:
• Part One - Eight taught modules
• Part Two - Thesis
Part One – Taught Modules:
Students are required to take eight taught modules (four modules each year). There are three
different types of modules – compulsory, generic options and compulsory specialist options.
Four compulsory specialist modules:
• Module 1. Researching Urban Security, Crime and Justice
• Module 2. Responding to Urban Security, Crime and Justice
• Module 3. New Public Management
• Module 4. Partnerships and Multi-agency Working: Theory and Practice
Two compulsory generic modules (potentially shared with other professional doctorate students):
• Module 5. Principles of Research Design and Practice
• Module 6. Research and Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
Two optional specialist modules (to be decided on by the specific country/region/city in terms of its
specific contextual issues and challenges)
Part two –Thesis
• Once a student has completed Part One a thesis research contract will be negotiated
with the student.
Target group Practitioners, students or any interested person who wish to improve/upgrade his/her position or those who wish to undertake a career in urban security management.
Professional Doctorate in Urban Security
Management (USMPD: training programme and curriculum
Area of application The developed curriculum and programme can be used by educational institutions and VET providers to improve the existing educational offer.