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Course Essentials

Security management is becoming more and more important, with many organisations now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises.

This programme will suit you if you are either in or wish to move into a role where you are responsible for the management and deployment of IT security, including infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance.

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Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc IT Security Management
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have either:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if 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 the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

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 online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Living in London?

For those living in or around London, we offer undergraduate degrees that are delivered on-campus 2 days a week. These give you the facilities and structure of face-to-face learning with the flexibility to fit other commitments in around your studies. Find out about our campus courses here.

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.

Course Details & Modules

In this programme you will consider the impact of the changing IT security landscape and focus on the design and establishment of prevention plans within your organisation. You will consider the evolving field of technology and its rapid development within the context of security risks.

Modules are:

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

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.

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.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Postgraduate Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK resident, the new Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans from the UK Government can cover the cost of your postgraduate course fees. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident and aged under 60
  • You can get a loan of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees
  • You will start to pay it back when your loan when your course is complete and you are earning over £21,000 a year
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, 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.

Find out more about fees and funding options.

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.

Careers Impact

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

This Master’s course will appeal to you if you need 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 career.

There are many careers in which this Master’s 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 include:

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Risk
  • IT Support – Cyber Security
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Quality and Security Analyst

While studying 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.

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.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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6. Begin your course with an online induction

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