IT Security Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Years
1 to 5 years
Award
Masters
Study Options
Blended or Online
MSc IT Security Management

Course Overview

Get ready for the next step in your career with a master’s degree. Whether you’re already working in an IT position or you want to make the move into a more security-focused role, this course will prepare you with the skills and experience needed to function effectively in a senior leadership role. 

Alongside specialist knowledge, you’ll also develop your communication, planning and decision-making ability through hands-on projects and research. IT Security Management is becoming more and more important as digital technology continues to dominate our everyday lives. That’s why many organisations are now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises. Does this sound like a good fit for you? Get the ball rolling by applying online with Arden University.

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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.

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

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.

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Arden’s MSc IT Security Management course 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 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 in an industry you love. 

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

Your next step into the professional world

Achieving your MSc IT Security Management qualification will help you to accelerate your career progression. But there’s more! Beyond the core programme itself, Arden students 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. 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.

At Arden University, we make it easy to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online and blended learning models are designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.

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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
Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online
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Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.