MSc International Security and Risk Management – Online

The MSc in International Security and Risk Management is delivered entirely by Perpetuity Training, online. Throughout this course, you will explore critical and current issues in security management through five modules. This Master’s degree is aimed at those who strive to embrace modern approaches to their line of work, by combining theoretical knowledge with professional best practice, enabling you to be able to demonstrate a strategic level of understanding in this area going forward.

The benefits of learning online are that you can study from any location, at any time. This means you can learn at your own pace. With this course you will interact with other students and the tutors through a specially designed virtual learning system, which includes forums and discussion groups.


The University of South Wales is the awarding body for the MSc International Security and Risk Management.

This course can be undertaken full-time for 1 year, or part-time over 2 years.

Full-Time – 1 year

During this year, you will undertake all 5 modules and the dissertation, and upon successful completion you will receive the final award of MSc International Security and Risk Management.

Part-Time – 2 years

In Year 1, you will undertake the following modules:

  • Security Management: Prevention and Design
  • Security Management: Protection Study
  • Security Management: Risk Management and Loss Prevention
  • Security Management: Corporate Security Study
  • Strategic Security Management and Leadership
  • Security Management and Delivering Value

At the end of Year 1, you will eligible to claim a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), upon successful completion and awarding of marks.

In Year 2, you will undertake the following modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

At the end of Year 2, you will be eligible to receive the final award of MSc in International Security and Risk Management, dependent upon successful completion of both modules and awarding of marks.

Alternatively, you will be eligible to claim a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) should you not receive the required grade for the dissertation.

How you will study

This Master’s programme is delivered online, enabling you to combine studies with work-based learning.

Encouraging you to interact with other learners on your course, the learning platform enables you to join virtual forums and discussion groups, to support learning and gain advice from others on your course.

Upon acceptance to the programme, you will be enrolled as a student of the University, gaining full online access to the University library.

Successful students will have the option to attend the University of South Wales’ graduation ceremony.

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree or appropriate professional qualification(s); or HND/Level 5 qualification in a relevant discipline with relevant experience; or equivalent international qualifications.

Applications for Recognised Prior Learning can be made and will be individually assessed.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis.

English Requirements

International applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component. Applicants who have previously studied at this level in of English will be generally be accepted.

Payment Assistance

Postgraduate Loans can be used to assist you with payment for this course.

How to Apply

Intakes for this Masters degree are twice a year: February and September. Applications should be made in advance of these dates where possible. Our academic team are always happy to discuss your application and answer any questions you may have. Just give us a call or complete the contact form below.

All students wishing to apply to undertake the MSc are asked to complete the application form found on the University of South Wales website.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload copies of your qualifications. This could include certificates, and details about your work history. International students will be asked to confirm English language skills. We recommend that if you have questions regarding eligibility, including your English language skills, contact us in the first instance. We will discuss your situation and will help in any way we can.

Once your application is complete, Perpetuity Training will validate your qualifications and work history to check that the entry requirements have been met.  In most instances, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your application.

Upon successful application and the receipt of your payment, you will be asked to re-visit the University of South Wales website. As a result, your enrolment will be completed.


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