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.
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.
I like that the course encourages you to study independently, but you still have guidance and can ask the tutors questions whenever you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course and the features available on ilearn have been excellent.
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:
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.
To be eligible for Arden's MSc IT Security Management degree, we need to see that you have:
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.
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.
The Arden University Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers UK Online Learning students with a 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher £2,000 off our postgraduate tuition fees. You can also apply for up to £11,836 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
To help support your academic journey, Arden University pays for your student membership in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET is recognised globally as a hallmark of quality and professionalism and can help boost your prospects with tips, tools and techniques you’ll use for life. It is home to more than 154,000 engineering and technology professionals in 148 countries.
As a student member of the IET, you’ll have access to the student hub, which includes a digital library (IET’s research and intelligence resources), virtual library (thousands of online eBooks, eJournals, magazines, and reports), IET.tv, and valuable mentoring opportunities.