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MSc IT Security Management

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Security Systems Information Security

Course type


Course Summary

Course Essentials:
IT Security Management is becoming more and more important as Digital technology continues to dominate our everyday lives and businesses. Many organisations now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises.

Arden University's School of Computing and IT MSc IT Security Management programme is the perfect choice if you are either already working in this area or wish to move into a role where you are responsible for the management and deployment of IT security.

Our Master's Degree course, taught completely online through Distance Learning, includes essential topics such as infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance. You'll receive all your course materials online via iLearn, Arden's online portal, helping you to progress your career around your other commitments in life.


Assessments provide an opportunity for those on Distance Learning courses to demonstrate their strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used. These could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your Postgraduate Distance Learning, Arden will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

This Master's Degree course in IT Security Management will appeal to you if you need to develop or improve your skills and knowledge in managing IT-related security, whether that is to increase the security of your company, comply with new regulations or progress in your career.

There are many careers in which Arden's Master's level course will be of use, including corporate information, security and technology teams, consultancy, government information-security departments, or cyber security related research.

Also leading finance, insurance, business management and IT firms, consultancies and government organisations have a growing need for the skills that this Arden University programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at include:

  • 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
While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

Different course options

Study mode



5 years

Start date

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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee differs for various Nationalities.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK Honours Degree in a related IT subject at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, OR; Relevant IT work experience.

University information

Arden University has supported more than 50,000 students over 26 years and are the experts in flexible learning. The university offers a range of Master’s and MBAs that can be studied flexibly by Online Distance Learning, meaning that you can access your modules at a pace that is convenient for you. Need a little more structure? If you’re a UK resident, you can opt for their Blended Learning study mode, where you’ll study a full-time...more