MSc IT Security Management

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University at GISMA's campus in Berlin.

NEXT INTAKE: February 2018 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 20%* off. Apply before the end of August 2017


Security management is becoming vital for all organisations with many now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises. On this course, you will learn how to create and manage IT security processes and plans within businesses.

 

Accreditations, Rankings and Important Information

This programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University, a UK university monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government. Arden has helped 50,000 students succeed over 26 years of providing higher education to students around the world. In 2015, its Student Survey found that 79% of Arden’s students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies at the University.  

Who Should Take This Course?

If you are currently working in IT security or if you want to move into a role where you are responsible for managing and deploying IT security, this course will give you the skills and understanding needed to meet the challenges of the evolving field of technology and its rapid development within the context of security risks.

How Will You Learn?

You will be taught by Arden's faculty of experienced tutors, using a combination of both on-campus and online learning.  This essentially means that you get the best of both worlds: regular, face-to-face contact combined with the flexibility to continue learning outside the classroom wherever and whenever you like with 24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge ‘virtual classroom’ study portal called ilearn.

You will learn using traditional texts alongside podcasts, webinars (online seminars) and interactive knowledge-checks to keep you engaged, focused and motivated throughout your studies.  In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical or motivational help.

 

COURSE WORK

You will submit a range of different assessed work, with tutor feedback provided throughout to support your education. They will offer advice to help you improve and facilitate your understanding of how to use new theories and skills in real situations.

Your work may include:

  • Reports
  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation or journal article
Programme Structure

Each module covers essential topics for ensuring that your IT security is prepared to meet the challenges of evolving technology. You will consider the impact of the changing IT security landscape and focus on the design and establishment of prevention plans within your organisation. 

Modules:

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

The Global Information Security Workforce Study estimates that the global cyber security workforce shortage will widen to 1.5 million by 2020, and the UK government has invested £2 billion in this area.

Individuals who get in front of this trend and upskill themselves in this area will be in high demand. This Master’s course will appeal to you if you need to develop or improve your skills in managing IT-related security, whether that is to add value to your current company, comply with new regulations or progress in your career.

After completing this course, you can go into several different areas of business, including consultancy, government organisations, research, and professional firms.

 

Potential roles include:

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Quality and Security Analyst
  • Key Facts
  • Fees & Funding
  • Entry Requirements

Key Facts

Location: Berlin
Study mode: part-time / full-time
Next intakes: February 2018
Duration: Part-time 24 months / full-time 12 months 
Full fees: 
Part-time € 15,000 
Full-time  € 15,000 

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