MSc IT Security Management

IT Security Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Full time
1 year
Part time
1 year+
Location
Berlin or Online

Course Overview

Do you currently work in IT security and want to take the next step to help make critical management decisions in your organisation? Our MSc IT Security Management course will help you gain the hands-on cybersecurity skills you need to progress senior level roles.

The recent rise in high-profile IT security incidents reported in the media over recent years mean that skilled IT security professionals are in increasing demand across all areas of modern industry. This course will expose you to the core issues at stake in IT security right now, so you’ll be able to assess critical security problems strategically, and understand how organisations can take steps to reduce them.

Alongside specialist knowledge of IT security management, you’ll also develop your communication, planning, and decision-making abilities through hands-on projects and research. IT security management is becoming more and more vital as digital technology continues to dominate our lives. That’s why many organisations are now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats, and crises. This course will position you at the forefront of these changes, making you a highly employable candidate in the eyes of leading global organisations. 

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Course details and modules

IT security management is an area that is increasing in importance with every day that passes. It’s now more vital than ever for organisations to treat IT security as a serious matter, and many corporations now employ specialists to protect their information and reputation from technological risks and threats. From information security strategies and risk assessments to trend monitoring, this IT security management master’s degree will deepen any existing knowledge you have of the industry, while also providing you with the skills and confidence needed to secure a leadership role.

Sathesh Paramasivam

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
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Modules

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

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully.
 
Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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 Arden's MSc IT Security Management degree, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent in relevant computing or IT subject

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is 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.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study a masters in IT security management.

We suggest you have substantial supervisory or management experience in an IT related function (typically 5 years)

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 experience.

Before you start studying

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.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Mohammed Rehman

Arden University’s industry aligned computing programmes are focused on your needs as a student and the skills required by employers. We provide you with one-to-one support and contextualised learning so that you fully understand the latest developments and concepts being put into practice in data analytics, cloud-based technologies, software development and databases. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
 

Mohammed Rehman
Head of School Computing 

Career prospects

IT security has never been more relevant or more vital to businesses. Completing a specialist postgraduate course in this area will help you demonstrate your expertise to future employers and lay the foundations for progression into a senior management or leadership role. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ll have learned, the choice will be in your hands. 

What can a master’s degree in security management do for me?

The aim of this IT security management course is to give you a deeper understanding of how to develop and improve your skills in managing IT security, whether that’s to increase the security of a company, comply with new regulations or progress in your own career. A successful graduate of this degree will have the skills and experience required by employers to add real value to any organisation. 

What can I do after Arden University?

There are so many careers that you can aspire to with an MSc in IT Security Management, including corporate information, security and technology, consultancy, government information-security departments, or cyber security related research. Industry-leading IT firms, government organisations and businesses have a growing need for the skills that this programme delivers.

The type of job roles you might explore are:

  • IT Security Team Leader
  • Network Security Manager
  • Head of IT Risk
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Future Technologist
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Quality and Security Policy Manager

Industry skills

Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

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.