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Discover why we are leaders in Crowd Safety Management and Security Studies

The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies was founded in 2000 by Dr Mick Upton. The knowledge generated by the Centre’s groundbreaking work on projects in the UK and overseas has been utilised to improve safety at a wide range of events. To support its activities focused on research, business development, training and education, the Centre has operated in three main ways:

• Centre staff and students carry out research and industrial projects, create reports and initiate and develop dialogue with a range of partners.

• University lecturers and company employees deliver business, leadership, management and other training programmes to those in industry.

•Working in collaboration with the Centre, employers and training providers deliver training and education to companies, associations and government agencies across the world.

Our latest Event:

Crowd management and Event Security : Tomorrow’s Challenges – for safety, crowd management, event and security staff

Our Courses and Expertise

All of our crowd safety management and security courses are part of the University's unique centre, known as the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies (ICCMSS) . The ICCMSS is world-renowned for providing first-class education and training to the security and crowd safety management industries. The knowledge generated by the Centre's ground-breaking work on projects in the UK and overseas has been utilised to improve safety at a wide range of events. For more details, visit our new interactive website or visit our news and events section of the website to keep up with our extensive research projects across the industry.

Our Alumni

Former students have found the Foundation degree in Crowd Safety Management to be stimulating, informative and of great benefit in both their employment prospects and professional careers. Past and current students include crowd safety managers, event producers, venue safety managers, sports spectator managers, local authority licensing officers, tour safety managers, festival and concert promoters, police officers with event planning duties, health and safety officers, carnival organisers and medical services planners.


"The educational background work, coupled with practical experience and access to industry professionals, provided me with the underpinning knowledge and confidence to be employed in senior positions within the crowd and safety management industry." 
Andrew Patton 
Deputy Safety Officer, Southampton Football Club and part of the Crowd Safety Management team at Wembley Stadium (Wembley Suite)

“The foundation degree course overall was fantastic and I truly believe it has helped me and I would recommend to all in the industry.” 
Chris Burr
Operations Manager West of Scotland
G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited – Events

“The BA (hons) course has provided me with the stretch I was looking for. Very interesting modules with knowledgeable lecturers and assignments that ensure you develop your understanding further. I would definitely recommend this to other crowd safety professionals.” 
Gary Masters
Security and Traffic Operations Manager
Venue Management

“The bachelor degree should be the way forward for all event safety managers to receive such an academic degree. Personally it’s kept me on top of the industry in Denmark, and it opens doors with new clients. I am certain that the way my company is growing right now has a lot to do with the knowledge gained from studying at Bucks.” 
Morten Therkildsen
Event Safety Consultant
ConCom Safety (Denmark)
Recruitment, Staffing & Training, Sport Event Mgmt

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