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PerpetuityARC Training relaunches flagship MSc in International Security and Risk Management in partnership with University of West London

25 January 2021

THROUGH ITS dedicated security management training section PerpetuityARC Training, the Linx International Group has announced the relaunch of its updated MSc degree in International Security and Risk Management in partnership with the University of West London. Applications to study for this academic qualification in the field of security management are open now for intakes in February and October 2021.

The MSc course focused on International Security and Risk Management addresses critical issues in the field of security management, combining theoretical knowledge with professional Best Practice, in tandem refining research methods. It’s delivered as an online/distance learning course through a bespoke and interactive online learning platform and can be undertaken in one year full-time or two years based on part-time study.

Students will progress through five modules and then complete a dissertation on a related topic of their choice to complete the degree. Those five modules are:

*Security Management: Prevention and Design

*Strategic Security Management and Leadership

*Security Management: Risk Management and Loss Prevention

*Security Management and Delivering Value Research Methods


PerpetuityARC Training and the University of West London share a combined objective of developing practitioner standards within the security sector and, to this end, the MSc is said to represent a “pinnacle of academic excellence” when it comes to security management education.

Professor Anthony Woodman (deputy vice-chancellor and Provost for health at the University of West London) commented: “The field of security is an area of strategic priority in education and research at the University of West London. This new MSc programme provides an educational opportunity uniquely tailored to security practitioners in order to help them further develop their potential. It adds to our growing suite of courses in the areas of criminology, security and police studies. Included within that suite is a new Professional Doctorate in Policing, Crime and Security.”

Angus Darroch-Warren MSc PSP RISC CSyP FSyI (pictured, right), director of training at the Linx International Group, is leading a team of subject matter specialists and expert tutors. He stated: “PerpetuityARC Training is proud to be working in partnership with the University of West London and renowned academics such as Professor Alison Wakefield FSyI, Professor of Criminology and Security Studies at the institution. We’re looking forward to building on the success of our MSc programme and welcoming the first cohort to this new look course in February.”

Alison Wakefield responded: “Academic courses are increasingly valuable to security practitioners operating within a competitive job market and facing the complex strategic environment in which security is now delivered. They must take account of a wide range of risks, including crime, cyber attack, terrorism and other civil emergencies, and respond to them in accordance with a structured risk management-based approach, while at the same time being adaptable to uncertainties.”

Wakefield added: “This course will significantly enhance the subject knowledge of the student and their wider skill set, enabling them to solve security problems much more confidently, as well as enhance their employability skill set as a security professional.”

Setting the benchmark

Since its inception, the MSc has established itself as one of the Linx International Group’s most in-demand courses, duly setting the benchmark for academic achievement and professional development.

Applications for the MSc International Security and Risk Management are being accepted now. For more information visit: www.perpetuityarc.com/course/msc

For the academic year 2020-2021 (including the February 2021 intake), applicants from the UK, EU and EEA students will require a good honours degree or appropriate professional qualification(s) or an HND/Level 5 qualification in a relevant discipline with relevant experience or equivalent international qualifications. 

International applicants will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each of the four individual components (ie reading, writing, speaking and listening) or an equivalent such as Cambridge, TOEFL, Password or Michigan (C1 in all components).

Applicants who have studied a degree in English may not be required to submit an English language qualification. Pre-masters qualifications studied within the UK may also be accepted. Certificates must be dated within the last three years. Applicants who have previously studied at this level in English will generally be accepted.

Applications for Recognised Prior Learning can be made and will be assessed. Holders of The Security Institute’s Advanced Diploma (Level 7) in Security Management may be eligible for recognition of prior learning of 40 credits.

The cost of the course is £7,200 for full-time study and £3,600 per year for part-time study. As part of the drive for inclusivity, students in need of financial assistance can apply for a post-graduate loan to support their studies. Applications for ELCAS as a payment option are also being accepted.