To be eligible for this course, you must normally have:
- A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
- IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.
If you don’t have academic qualifications
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Don’t have any of the above?
If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
With cyber-crime keeping up with the rapid development of technology, there is a growing need for staff with cyber security specialists knowledge who know how to read and analyse data in order to protect business 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, whilst developing relevant data handling skills that will assist you in making strategy driven decisions that benefit your business.
In this programme you will recognise the importance of data within the changing IT security landscape. You will consider the evolving field of technology and the security risks that come with it, learning how to approach the abundance of data available and understand how data can be manipulated to result in strategy driven decisions. You will also develop an understanding of how to communicate findings to others within your organisation.
- Data Design
- Data Handling and Decision Making
- Data Visualisation and Interpretation
- Information Security Strategy Development
- IT Security Management
- IS Governance
- 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:
- 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.
Watch this video, Ben Silverstone, the programme leader can tell you more.
Information for international students
Arden makes it possible to study from anywhere in the world. Thousands of students from over 150 countries already do. You don't need to leave your country or your family to get a UK degree. Click here to find out more.
Fees and funding
Pay as you go: £975 x 6 instalments plus £3,650 dissertation
Pay in full: £8,550
For more information on our fees and funding, including international students, please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Team