MSc IT Security Management


Program Description

Course Overview

Learn to balance IT security elements, such as infrastructure, policies, governance and compliance, with this programme. Arden University’s online MSc IT Security Management equips you with the managerial skills to effectively lead the IT security structure elements of your company.

Through Arden’s online programme delivery you can earn your master’s in IT Security Management alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you enhance the cyber security measures within your organisation.

Accelerate your learning! This programme is offered in both full-time and part-time study modes. The full-time study mode allows you complete your postgraduate studies in just one year so you can move on with your career.

Course Modules:

Technology and Trend Monitoring

Stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological environment in this strategic IT role. You’ll have the opportunity to evaluate emerging technologies and investigate the ways they are applied to current business practice. Using an analytical approach, you will evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging IT trends into current business practices.

Information Security Strategy Development

Any organisation using IT solutions should plan to manage security threats. An essential activity, this requires effective, flexible strategies to be implemented by those with specialist knowledge. This module explores the methods and standards used in developing robust strategies, with a focus on the main technologies in play. You’ll explore current security strategies and computer forensic skills in two case studies.

Risk Management

This module will equip you with a grounding in two topics that go hand in hand – risk management and innovation theory. Applying in practice within the engineering environment, you will learn to evaluate the relationship between risk, and the ways to leverage it to facilitate innovation. You will tackle the implications this has on organisational culture, and use practical scenarios to investigate the varied impacts on business practices.

IT Security Management

Cyber security measures of modern organisations are supported by consistent policies and methods, and this module studies the techniques required to manage IT security systems of all sizes. You will also learn to develop and implement security recovery plans, and evaluate your current organisational practice against policies that govern and support it, and recommend improvements.

Information Systems Governance

As systems grow more complex, governance grows increasingly important. You’ll evaluate the role governance plays in mitigating risk and maximising the benefits of the reliance on systems and software. You’ll recognise the key role governance strategy plays, and audit current governance approaches for critique.

Cloud Systems and Applications

You’ll evaluate the development of cloud computing systems, and their usage within organisations. This module considers the benefits, whilst providing you with a balanced understanding of the consequences of the distributed technologies. You will assess their changing nature, and critically analyse their implementation into the workplace.

Research Project:

This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal and choose between a conventional dissertation, or an academic article and presentation. Then you’ll apply all of your knowledge from the programme, with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the MSc IT Security Management course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:


Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.


Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.


Amazon Web Services
With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally 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: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).
What if I don’t have academic qualifications?

We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Aug 2020

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