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Course Essentials

With cyber-crime consistently keeping up to speed with the rapid development of technology, there is a growing need for staff with cyber security specialist knowledge who know how to read and analyse data in order to protect business information and reputation from risks, threats and crises.

Arden's MSc Data Analytics & IT Security Management programme will give you the edge when it comes to cyber security and data management and is the perfect choice if you already in an IT role or wish to move into a role where you are responsible for the management and deployment of IT security.

This Master's Degree will help you develop relevant data handling skills that will assist you in making strategy driven decisions that benefit your business and with Arden University you can learn online while still continuing to work - our Distance Learning programme means you can learn online 24/7, making flexible study a reality.



Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Data Analytics & 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
  • Arden Tutors

With this Data Analytics & IT Security Management Master's Degree programme at Arden University you will recognise the importance of data within the changing IT security landscape.

You will consider the evolving field of technology and the security risks that come with it, learning how to approach the abundance of data available and understand how data can be manipulated to result in strategy driven decisions. You will also develop an understanding of how to communicate findings to others within your organisation.

Modules

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Information Security Strategy Development
  • IT Security Management
  • IS Governance
  • Research Project

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

Assessments

Assessments at Arden 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 ensure you are on the right track with your studies and support your development, 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 Data Analytics & IT Security Management Master's Degree course with Arden University, you must 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).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.

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 suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) 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 don’t already have a Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. Here at Arden we offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View Arden's available online Degrees

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.

Your online Data Analytics & IT Security Management MSc will prepare you for a wide range of possible career options, including corporate information, 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.

Here’s just a snapshot of the type of role you could end up in as an Arden University graduate:

  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Risk
  • IT Support – Cyber Security
  • Security Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, such as a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning 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 Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Watch our 2 minute video below to hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business for Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get ahead of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

 
Course Details & Modules

With this Data Analytics & IT Security Management Master's Degree programme at Arden University you will recognise the importance of data within the changing IT security landscape.

You will consider the evolving field of technology and the security risks that come with it, learning how to approach the abundance of data available and understand how data can be manipulated to result in strategy driven decisions. You will also develop an understanding of how to communicate findings to others within your organisation.

Modules

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Information Security Strategy Development
  • IT Security Management
  • IS Governance
  • Research Project

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

Assessments

Assessments at Arden 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 ensure you are on the right track with your studies and support your development, 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 Data Analytics & IT Security Management Master's Degree course with Arden University, you must 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).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.

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 suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) 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 don’t already have a Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. Here at Arden we offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View Arden's available online Degrees

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

Your online Data Analytics & IT Security Management MSc will prepare you for a wide range of possible career options, including corporate information, 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.

Here’s just a snapshot of the type of role you could end up in as an Arden University graduate:

  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Risk
  • IT Support – Cyber Security
  • Security Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, such as a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this Distance Learning 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 Arden Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Arden Tutors

Watch our 2 minute video below to hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business for Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get ahead of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

 

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