MSc IT Security Management

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University at the Arden Study Centre Berlin


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. You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe.^ Germany is recognised for its high-quality education.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

 

About Arden

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

 

 


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

 

Why study in Berlin?

  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city 
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018 

Fees and funding

Please, contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €15,000 / Year

 

Flexible payment plan

A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to begin with.

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of 3,000. 

Please note that from April 2020 onwards, an initial deposit of €3,000 will be required.

 

Current total fees : €15,000

Fees with early bird discount: €12,000

Saving: €3,000

Instalments with early-bird discount applied:

  • 1st Payment - €3,500
  • 2nd Payment - €3,500  
  • 3rd Payment - €3,000 

*Terms and conditions apply.

Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.

 

Entry requirements

Qualifications
You must have a second class (2:2) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification at 2.2 or above.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 60% of above. 

English proficiency
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or evidence you have previously studied in English. English waiver letters can be accepted, degree's should also have 'Method of instruction: English'. 

 

Non-standard entry

Work experience and qualification route

You must have a third class (3rd) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification alongside 2-3 years professional work experience.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 60% or above alongside 3-4 years management experience.

 

Work experience route

We encourage applications from prospective students who do not meet our academic requirements but who do have senior management experience (usually 5 years).

Any other international undergraduate qualification will be assessed on a case by case basis.

You must show us that you are self-motivated, provide a personal statement, and be able to offer references and other evidence of your experience.

Please discuss your entry requirements with the programme consultant as your international education could mean that you are eligible to study with us.


Career statistics you need to know

 

 

Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,4%*

 

 

Berlin was voted 7th best city in the world for students by Top Universities

 

 

4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650**
in Europe, with a growing economy

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EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT OF €3,000 AVAILABLE*


  • Full-time Part-time
  • Arden Study Centre Berlin
  • Full-time 12 months / Part-time 24 months
  • Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep & Nov
  • per course

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Students satisfaction on this course*

*Arden University 

26


years of support by Arden University

96%


Employed or further study after 6 months of graduating*

79%


Students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies*

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