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Course Essentials

If you're already working in IT and are looking to drive your career forward or start a new role in this field, then this professional Postgraduate course will give you a great range of skills to progress your career in an IT Security Management role.

Our MSc IT Security Management Master's Degree at Arden University covers everything from infrastructure and policy to governance and compliance and is delivered to you via our Blended Learning programme.

Blended Learning at Arden gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you the flexibility of online study with the structure and reassurance of face-to-face learning at one of our conveniently located study centres in either London, Manchester or Birmingham.



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Boost your CV with FREE industry-certified courses

In addition to this course, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology ; access to the industry-renowned Cisco Networking Academy and Amazon's highly respected cloud-related learning platform AWS Educate.

These FREE business and technology courses complement our degree modules, are valued by employers and will further enhance your CV, helping you stand out in the sector. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.

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Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc IT Security Management
Duration:
2 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Weds 20th Nov
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Industry Skills

Do you aspire to work in IT security? Perhaps you already do, but are looking to make your way up the career ladder?

From infrastructure and policy to governance and compliance, Arden University's MSc IT Security Master's Degree course will thoroughly prepare you to meet the challenges of the modern IT security landscape.

Covering topics such as trend monitoring, cloud systems and risk management, the knowledge and skills you acquire on this postgraduate course will inspire you to go further in the industry and obtain an IT management level position.

Security management specialists are in ever-increasing demand, not only in the UK but around the world. Their role is to protect an organisation’s information and reputation from technology-related risks, threats and crises.

Study this Blended Learning course in Central London at our Tower Hill, Ealing or Holborn study centres, or in our Manchester or Birmingham city centre study centres part-time over two years, attending classes 1 evening every fortnight. The rest of your learning is completed using our online learning platform, iLearn, meaning you can progress through the course content at a time and pace that suits you. 

Modules 

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article 

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings. 

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

To enrol with Arden University, students are required to meet certain eligibility requirements. To be eligible for our IT Security Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree in a related IT subject at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, OR;
  • Relevant IT work experience 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

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

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of your relevant 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 an Undergraduate 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. We offer Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Take a look at our available Online Degrees

We also have a range of courses available to study via Blended Learning, where you'll only need to commit to 2 days per week of face-to-face learning at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester. See our full list of available Blended Learning Degrees

How much is my course?

2

Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

The Government's Global Information Security Workforce Study estimates that the global cyber security workforce shortage will widen to 1.5 million by 2020, and as a result the UK Government has invested £2 billion in this area.

This Master's Degree course in IT Security will appeal to you if you want to develop or improve your skills and knowledge in managing IT-related security, whether that is to increase the security of your company, comply with new regulations or progress in your own career.

There are many careers in which this masters level course will be of use, including corporate information, security and technology teams, consultancy, government information-security departments or cyber security related research.

Also, leading finance, insurance, business management and IT firms, consultancies and government organisations have a growing need for the skills that this programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at following graduation from Arden include:

  • 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

While studying with Arden University you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Master's Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based Postgraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 1 evening a fortnight at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Blended Learning courses are a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life - whatever they may be.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to all the technology and services you need to support your MSc studies, Arden's modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff, to give you all the support you need.

Outside of your classes, you can also expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space

Our great city-centre locations also mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture around you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce, Cisco Networking Academy and Amazon

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

You'll also have access to Amazon’s highly respected cloud-related learning platform AWS Educate. 

With Arden you have the opportunity to study any of these courses FREE alongside your degree.


About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.


About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

About AWS Educate (Amazon)

With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. AWS Educate provides tools for students around the world dreaming of a technology career. 

Students receive credits for hands-on experience with AWS technology, training, content, career pathways and the AWS Educate Job Board. You can study courses in cloud computing, data science, web development and more!


Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce, Cisco and Amazon’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; for example, the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.


Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead, Cisco and Amazon courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

Course Details & Modules

Do you aspire to work in IT security? Perhaps you already do, but are looking to make your way up the career ladder?

From infrastructure and policy to governance and compliance, Arden University's MSc IT Security Master's Degree course will thoroughly prepare you to meet the challenges of the modern IT security landscape.

Covering topics such as trend monitoring, cloud systems and risk management, the knowledge and skills you acquire on this postgraduate course will inspire you to go further in the industry and obtain an IT management level position.

Security management specialists are in ever-increasing demand, not only in the UK but around the world. Their role is to protect an organisation’s information and reputation from technology-related risks, threats and crises.

Study this Blended Learning course in Central London at our Tower Hill, Ealing or Holborn study centres, or in our Manchester or Birmingham city centre study centres part-time over two years, attending classes 1 evening every fortnight. The rest of your learning is completed using our online learning platform, iLearn, meaning you can progress through the course content at a time and pace that suits you. 

Modules 

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article 

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings. 

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page, or you can apply for this course online here.

Entry Requirements

To enrol with Arden University, students are required to meet certain eligibility requirements. To be eligible for our IT Security Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree in a related IT subject at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, OR;
  • Relevant IT work experience 

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

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

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of your relevant 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 an Undergraduate 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. We offer Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Take a look at our available Online Degrees

We also have a range of courses available to study via Blended Learning, where you'll only need to commit to 2 days per week of face-to-face learning at one of our study centres in London, Birmingham or Manchester. See our full list of available Blended Learning Degrees

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

The Government's Global Information Security Workforce Study estimates that the global cyber security workforce shortage will widen to 1.5 million by 2020, and as a result the UK Government has invested £2 billion in this area.

This Master's Degree course in IT Security will appeal to you if you want to develop or improve your skills and knowledge in managing IT-related security, whether that is to increase the security of your company, comply with new regulations or progress in your own career.

There are many careers in which this masters level course will be of use, including corporate information, security and technology teams, consultancy, government information-security departments or cyber security related research.

Also, leading finance, insurance, business management and IT firms, consultancies and government organisations have a growing need for the skills that this programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at following graduation from Arden include:

  • 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

While studying with Arden University you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Master's Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based Postgraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from Blended Learning?

  • You will spend 1 evening a fortnight at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email, Livechat or phone

Blended Learning courses are a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life - whatever they may be.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

As well as giving you access to all the technology and services you need to support your MSc studies, Arden's modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff, to give you all the support you need.

Outside of your classes, you can also expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space

Our great city-centre locations also mean plenty of local restaurants, leisure facilities and culture around you as you study.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Industry Skills

Enhance your career prospects with Salesforce, Cisco Networking Academy and Amazon

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this degree course the opportunity to develop additional skills. You have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying your Arden degree.

Similarly, Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing Business and IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

You'll also have access to Amazon’s highly respected cloud-related learning platform AWS Educate. 

With Arden you have the opportunity to study any of these courses FREE alongside your degree.


About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.


About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

 

About AWS Educate (Amazon)

With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. AWS Educate provides tools for students around the world dreaming of a technology career. 

Students receive credits for hands-on experience with AWS technology, training, content, career pathways and the AWS Educate Job Board. You can study courses in cloud computing, data science, web development and more!


Key Benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills:
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, business, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, as well as proving your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community (Salesforce only)
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences

Get your LinkedIn badge (Cisco only)
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Salesforce, Cisco and Amazon’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; for example, the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, while the majority of Cisco courses take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.


Fees

The Salesforce Trailhead, Cisco and Amazon courses are completely free to study, but there is a fee of £150-£200 per badge for LinkedIn badge certifications from Cisco.

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