MSc International Security and Risk Management

The MSc in International Security and Risk Management, developed and delivered by Perpetuity Academy in collaboration with the University of South Wales (USW), explores critical issues in security management and combines theoretical knowledge with professional best practice.

This online course is aimed at practitioners in international security and risk management who are striving to embrace modern approaches to their line of work.

Throughout the course, students can undertake studies from any location and work towards deadlines at their own pace. Students interact 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.

The learning will be supported by tutors from both Perpetuity and the University of South Wales.The course comprises 5 modules and a dissertation.

Each completed module gains the student credits towards the 180 required for the full MSc.

Certificate…………….(60 credits)

Diploma…………….. ..(120 credits)

MSc…………………….(180 credits) on completion of final dissertation

How you will study

This Masters programme is delivered through online distance learning, which enables you to combine their studies with work-based learning. There are three exit points – Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc.

Learners will interact with others through a specially designed virtual learning system, which includes virtual forums and discussion groups.

During the course learners will be enrolled as students of the University and will have 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. Dependant upon qualifications and experience, applicants may be interviewed to determine their suitability to undertake the course.

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 successfully studied at this level in the Medium of English will be deemed to have met the English requirements.

Payment Assistance

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

This course is also eligible for ELCAS funding.

How to Apply

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 this application students will be asked to upload copies of qualifications such as certificates, and give details about work history. International students will be asked to confirm their English Language skills. We would recommend that students who have questions regarding their eligibility, including English language skills, contact us in the first instance prior to completing the application form to discuss how best to proceed.

Once this application is complete, Perpetuity Training will validate the qualifications and work history to ascertain if eligibility requirements have been met.  In most instances students will be contacted by a member of the Perpetuity team to discuss their application.

Students will be notified regarding the status of their application, and, if successful, payment terms can be agreed. Once payment has been made, students will be asked to re-visit the University of South Wales website to complete their enrolment.


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