Master's in International Security Studies

In partnership with the Global Counter-Terrorism Institute

The Master is a 120 credit course
Duration: 12 months
FEES: $8,000.00 USD (non-subject to VAT)
Full-time or part-time online

Retention rate: TBD
Placement rate: TBD


Our Masters in International Security Studies is a 1 Year program which consists of 4 terms (12 months) with 7 classes totaling 3 terms, with assignments, discussions, and a Major Research Project (MRP) 4th term. Upon Meeting all academic requirements, the Degree is conferred by Paris Graduate School and Global CT Institute. Scholarships are available with reasonable tuition payments for all budgets.

A bachelors is recommended at the postgraduate level 7 entry / or 5 years of military or Law enforcement will also qualify. Below is the class list and if you require anything else let me know. PGS website for login: (Click Here) We also offer a free pre-course self-paced computer science course and orientation to get students familiar with the online learning environment. 

Admission requirements

Applicants should be holders of either a relevant recognized Bachelor’s degree (equivalence for non-UK degrees evaluated through NARIC) or the Level 6 Diploma. Admission may also be granted to non-graduates with a minimum of three years’ work experience in the field of study or a related field. All applicants should have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 5.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 6.0 level or an approved equivalent).

Objectives of the Programme

  • Increase and broaden their employment opportunities within the international organizations, foreign affairs, government agencies, embassies, and any kind of diplomatic missions.
  • Enable them to make significant contributions in the area of international Securities Frameworks and decision making in the inter nations decisions.
  • Enable them to integrate their knowledge gained in political/ diplomatic analysis
  • Provide them with a recognized and respected qualification which will enable them to complete high level programs including Masters and Doctorate level
  • Have an extensive knowledge and critical understanding of some of the major approaches in international security studies.
  • Show a reflective intellectual grasp of some of the most challenging security issues today.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply specialized skills and analytical tools to a variety of empirical cases.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, conceptualize and define abstract problems and issues related to security.
  • Show transferable research skills such as advanced analytical thinking and communication skills.
  • Upon the completion of the course, you will be able to have a better understanding of the criminal justice system and gain employment within criminal justice or pursue further studies in this area.
  • Throughout the program students will work on one research paper to be published in a recognized journal each term. These 2 papers will be 2500 words each. Topics to be chosen, peer reviewed with instruction on research methodology.

Syllabus Overview

Name ECTS Credits Hours *
ISS501 Intro to Criminal Law (Term 1) 20 25 hours
ISS502 International Security Theory and Practice (Term 1) 20 25 hours
ISS503 Understanding Human Rights (Term 2) 20 25 hours
ISS504 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies (Term 2) 20 25 hours
ISS505 Criminal Investigation and Theory and Practice (Term 2) 20 25 hours
ISS506 Terrorism and Policing Response (Term 3) Elective 10 15 hours
ISS507 Organized Transnational Crime and Intelligence (Term 3) Elective 10 15 hours
ISS508 Cyberspace and the Global Trends 2030 (Term 3) Elective 10 15 hours
ISS509A Major Research Project (Term 4) 10 15 hours
ISS510 Internship (Term 4) Elective

* including lectures and self study and research

The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in International Security Studies is a 6-7 module (120 credits) course, with 40 guided learning hours per module.  All modules have an additional 20-50 learning hours of optional materials which include recommended exercises, reading and internet resources.

This is a 360 Guided Learning Hour program where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self-study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification.  Assessments are developed to encourage skills that will provide students with a very strong foundation for further advancement in the field.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in a combination of on-line discussion classroom interactions, attending on-line seminars, visits to on-line conferences, self-study, and group study, as well as independent study and research work.

The postgraduate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma assessment methods have been designed to enable students to demonstrate level seven outcomes for this level of qualification. You can visit the site you will be logged into once your application is complete and you are accepted into the program. I also included the admissions packet to complete. 

Next sessions

Sessions start every first Monday of each month.

Course leader

Mr Todd Price

CEO of Global Counter-Terrorism Institute

Mrs Amber Oquindo

Director of Operations


Application deadlines
The contract must be signed at least 15 days before the start of the session.

Admission Packet
Applicants can download the admissions packet right from the homepage Instructions are inside the download and need to be correctly submitted. all questions can be sent to info[@] which is not the same place to submit the packet. Please check inside for the correct submission site.
Accessibility: For people with physical disabilities, please contact us.

Action tracking:
– Signature by the professor of the presence of the students and the professor.

– A diploma and/or certificate of achievement.

Teaching and Learning Approaches

Passing grades and equal

To be awarded an MISS, students must gain 120 credit points, that is, pass all modules; studied in Term 1 to 3.

To get your MISS a minimum grade of a C at each module.
Confirmation of the questions already answered on the application online.
Satisfaction rating at the end of the session.

Updated at 22/01/2023