Provided by Arden University
Qualification level
Study type
1.5-2.5 years
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About the course

Course content

Security management is becoming more and more important, with many organisations now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises. 

This programme will suit you if you are either in or wish to move into a role where you are responsible for the management and deployment of IT security, including infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance. 

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.


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


Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your 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 studies we 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.


The governments 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.

This Master’s course 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 this 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 programme delivers.

Roles that that you might look at include:

  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Technology Analyst
  • Systems and Networks Security Engineer
  • IT Risk
  • IT Support – Cyber Security
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Quality and Security Analyst

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