Develop your skills in the in-demand areas of complex data analysis and IT security strategy with Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management degree. This course focuses on giving you the skills you need to solve real-world problems, so you’re ready to take on your next IT management role with confidence.
This master’s qualification will prepare you for modern IT management, through a combination of specialist IT and data analytics knowledge – alongside broader business skills. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, information security strategy and IS Governance, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research project in the form of a dissertation or journal article.
Develop an advanced understanding of IT security and data analytics, and get ready for the next step in your career. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to make the move into a management or leadership role. Alongside specialist knowledge, you’ll also develop your communication, planning and decision-making ability through practical projects and research.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
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.
To be eligible for this MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management master's degree with Arden University, you must have:
IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; 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. More information on this can be found here.
Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers, so we recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to proceed.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and IT security degree.
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.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The Arden University Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers students with a 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher £2,000 off our postgraduate tuition fees. You can also apply for up to £11,570 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
IT security has never been more relevant or more vital to business. Completing a specialist postgraduate course in this area will help you demonstrate your expertise to future employers and lay the foundations for progression into management and leadership roles.
By completing this IT security and data analytics course, you’ll gain specialist skills in two unique fields, as well as broader management and business expertise. All of which will help your CV stand out from the rest. Whilst studying, you’ll:
We’ve designed this course to focus on practical skills that enhance your CV and help you go further. So whether you want to progress with your current employer or start a fresh challenge, the flexibility of the skills you’ll gain means your options are open.
Here are just a few of the roles your MSc could lead to:
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: