Data Analytics and IT Security Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Years
1 to 5 years
Award
Masters
Study Option
Online
MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management

Course Overview

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.

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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.

Modules

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

How do we assess you?

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:

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

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management master's degree with Arden University, you must have: 

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

English Proficiency

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.
 

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management degree is taught by The School of Computing and IT. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities.

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.

What can an IT security management degree do for me?

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:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level in two key disciplines
  • Deliver projects or tasks that have directly improved your role or organisation
  • Develop confident communication skills, adapted to different settings in both IT and data contexts
  • Develop deep knowledge of IT security strategy and management
  • Understand the role of data security management in business 
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges

What can I do after Arden University?

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:

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

Prepare for the next step in your career

On this course, you have the freedom to explore more avenues to get started on your lifelong learning journey, with the help of our advisors and online learning platforms. 

Achieving your MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management qualification will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

Got other commitments? Studying a master’s in data analytics and IT security is made easy with Arden University. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.

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In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Online Learning

How does it work?

Looking for a professional qualification that fits in around your busy work schedule? Why not study your security analytics course online? Our online learning approach makes it easier for you to learn, work and play. Thanks to a flexible study schedule, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.