Taught course

Information Security and IT Management

Institution
Edge Hill University · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above), comprising 50% or more of content in a computing discipline. Equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways, for example through professional experience or completion of BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6), is also accepted for entry to this programme.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Information Technology is a strategic resource within any business and is critical to the survival and success of an organisation and should therefore be carefully managed. A key issue in IT strategy is Information Security, which is becoming more critical with the interconnection of systems through the Internet and the sharing of resources with business partners, clients and customers. This Master’s degree is aimed at current or prospective system managers, system administrators and other IT professionals with a responsibility or aspiration for strategic IT and security management. You will gain an understanding of current issues in information security and IT management, together with an in-depth knowledge of a variety of techniques for strategically managing IT, both as a resource as well as for analysing and controlling security risks. A key aspect of the programme is the systemic perspective that is taken; security is not simply a technical issue, but a component of the wider context of IT management.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this MSc are: £4,860 for UK and EU students and £12,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18; £5,040 for UK and EU students and £12,750 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19. Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are: £27 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18, i.e. £540 per 20 credit module. £28 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £560 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

Throughout the programme we will assess your vocational capability, academic critical thinking and intellectual development. Coursework, case studies, problem-solving exercises and exams may be used. You may be assessed individually or in a group.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171