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Course Essentials

IT Security Management is becoming more and more important as Digital technology continues to dominate our everyday lives and businesses. Many organisations now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises.

Arden University's MSc IT Security Management programme is the perfect choice if you are either already working in this area or wish to move into a role where you are responsible for the management and deployment of IT security.

Our Master's Degree course, taught completely online through Distance Learning, includes essential topics such as infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance. You'll receive all your course materials online via iLearn, Arden's online portal, helping you to progress your career around your other commitments in life.



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
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects

IT Security Management is an area that is increasing in importance with each week that passes. It is vital that organisations treat IT security as a serious matter, and many now employ specialists to protect their information and reputation from technological risks and threats.

From information security strategy development and trend monitoring to risk and information system management, this Postgraduate IT Security Management Master's Degree course from Arden University will deepen any existing knowledge you have of the IT security management industry, and provide you with the skills and confidence needed to secure or perform more effectively in a leadership role.

This online programme is well suited to anyone currently working in or wishing to make a move towards a role which sees them taking responsibility for the management and deployment of IT security, including infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance.

As a Distance Learning programme, you will work through course content as and when you wish to, using our online learning platform. This is an ideal learning solution for anyone looking to continue full-time or part-time work while they study for their Master's Degree.

Modules

  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Information Security Strategy 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 Arden 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

To be eligible for this MSc IT Security Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

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

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 University if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study our online 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 a Degree, or the required amount of work experience, Arden 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 Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we offer undergraduate degrees that are delivered in our study centres 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 Blended Learning courses here

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

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 the UK government has invested £2 billion in this area to help combat this.

This Master's Degree course in IT Security Management 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 Arden's 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 Arden University programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at include:

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Risk Support
  • 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.

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

Next steps

Applying for this Arden course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online 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

IT Security Management is an area that is increasing in importance with each week that passes. It is vital that organisations treat IT security as a serious matter, and many now employ specialists to protect their information and reputation from technological risks and threats.

From information security strategy development and trend monitoring to risk and information system management, this Postgraduate IT Security Management Master's Degree course from Arden University will deepen any existing knowledge you have of the IT security management industry, and provide you with the skills and confidence needed to secure or perform more effectively in a leadership role.

This online programme is well suited to anyone currently working in or wishing to make a move towards a role which sees them taking responsibility for the management and deployment of IT security, including infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance.

As a Distance Learning programme, you will work through course content as and when you wish to, using our online learning platform. This is an ideal learning solution for anyone looking to continue full-time or part-time work while they study for their Master's Degree.

Modules

  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Information Security Strategy 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 Arden 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

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this MSc IT Security Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

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

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 University if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study our online 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 a Degree, or the required amount of work experience, Arden 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 Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we offer undergraduate degrees that are delivered in our study centres 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 Blended Learning courses here

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

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 the UK government has invested £2 billion in this area to help combat this.

This Master's Degree course in IT Security Management 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 Arden's 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 Arden University programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at include:

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Risk Support
  • 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.

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

Next steps

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

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1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

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