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Arden University

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Master of Science IT Security Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 - 5 years full-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Domestic Fees
$10,142 per year

About this course

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 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.

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree or diploma equivalent to a UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2). If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above  


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 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.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page


Please note: These fees are for students starting in July 2019. For new applicants starting from October 2019, fees will increase by £1,000. 

Pay in Full

You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.


You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.

We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.

Level of Study
English Language
IELTS 6.5+

Study locations


What you will learn

IT Security Management is an area that is increasing in importance with each week that passes. It is vital that organisations treat IT security as a serious matter, and many now employ specialists to protect their information and reputation from technological risks and threats.

From information security strategy development and trend monitoring to risk and information system management, this Postgraduate IT Security Management Master's Degree course from Arden University will deepen any existing knowledge you have of the IT security management industry, and provide you with the skills and confidence needed to secure or perform more effectively in a leadership role.

This online programme is well suited to anyone currently working in or wishing to make a move towards a role which sees them taking responsibility for the management and deployment of IT security, including infrastructure, policy making, governance and compliance.

As a Distance Learning programme, you will work through course content as and when you wish to, using our online learning platform. This is an ideal learning solution for anyone looking to continue full-time or part-time work while they study for their Master's Degree.

Course structure


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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Pathways and enabling courses

The Government's 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 to help combat this.

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.