MSc IT Security Management
18 - 60 months
Full time, Part time
GBP 9,500 *
Earliest start date
* £9,500 UK; £10,550 International. £9,500 per year UK; £10,550 per year International
In this programme, you will consider the impact of the changing IT security landscape and focus on the design and establishment of prevention plans within your organisation. You will consider the evolving field of technology and its rapid development within the context of security risks.
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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 cybersecurity 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 to complete your postgraduate studies in just one year so you can move on with your career.
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.
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
Cybersecurity 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.
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.
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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.
There are numerous career paths you can take with an MSc in IT Security Management, including corporate information, security and technology, consultancy, government information-security departments, or cyber security related research. High-level 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
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