IT Security Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Duration
1-2 years
Award
Master's
Study locations
Berlin or Online
MSc IT Security Management

Course Overview

As the scope of IT security management expands and evolves, you’ll get the industry insights and critical risk management skills needed to keep organisations safe and secure.

Do you already work in IT security and want to take the next step to help make critical decisions within your organisation? When you study your MSc IT Security Management in Germany at our Berlin campus you’ll gain the hands-on cybersecurity skills you need to move into a more senior role in your organisation. 

The recent rise in high-profile IT security incidents reported in the media over recent years means that skilled IT security professionals are in demand across all sectors of business. This course will expose you to the critical issues in IT security at stake today, so you’ll be well positioned to assess critical security problems strategically, and most importantly, understand the methods by which organisations can take steps to reduce them. 

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Through an examination of key obstacles you’ll face in IT security management and the methods of developing security strategies, you’ll leave this course ready to lead and take on real-life security issues in your organisation.

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I learn better face-to-face, so blended learning gives me an opportunity to do both face-to-face learning and independent online study. This is better for me because I need time for my daughter as well as my studies, so now I have time for both.

Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Modules

Before you receive your master’s degree, you’ll complete 180 credits on the course, which are divided over the following 7 modules:

  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Information Security Strategy Development
  • Risk Management
  • IT Security Management
  • IS Governance
  • Cloud Systems and Applications
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

If you don’t have academic qualifications

At Arden University we are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study your master's course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you have other postgraduate-level business awards you may be eligible for entry and/or exemptions. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you don’t already have a degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

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Before embarking on your master’s degree, take a moment to get familiar with our staff here in Berlin. Our Computing and IT faculty members are a dedicated group of professionals who each have years of experience in their field, and want to help guide you towards your career goals. Follow the link below to get to know the faculty a little bit better.

Dr Tobias Kliem
Dr Tobias Kliem
Head of Arden University Berlin Campus
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Move up in your organisation or take on a new career path entirely - you have control over your future!

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I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

What will I gain from this degree?

Our goal is to ensure all of our graduates have the transferable skills and specific industry knowledge that can apply to a range of career paths. This master’s in IT security management covers those broad skills and specialised IT security concepts you’ll need to follow the career path you want after graduating.

As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Creating and implementing strategies for security development
  • Auditing approaches in governance and communicating recommended revisions
  • Analysing emerging technologies within the context of an organisation’s business practices
  • Implementing security recovery plans
  • Risks that may occur when updating an organisation's  

What can I do after Arden University?

After earning your master’s in IT security management, you’ll have the freedom to explore more senior leadership roles and specialised areas of your field.  Plus, as a graduate of our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany.

With additional training in some areas, you could make a career for yourself in positions including:

  • IT Security Team Leader
  • Network Security Manager
  • Head of IT Risk
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Future Technologist
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Quality and Security Policy Manager

Achieving your degree will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

You have the choice to complete your course via online learning or full-time at our Berlin campus. 

Take a look at some of the quick links below to discover more about the student experience at Arden University Berlin.

Study in Berlin

Named the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is home to a growing list of internationally-regarded corporations and has office locations for countless household names like Sony, Daimler, and the Axel Springer Media Group.

Students studying abroad in Berlin even have the chance to get their foot in the door to the European job market; international students are permitted to work 120 full and 240 half days per year, and graduates can apply for an 18-month post-residency permit in Germany to gain more work experience.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.