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
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: £5,220 for UK and EU students and £13,000 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20; £5,400 for UK and EU students and £13,250 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 (pending confirmation of arrangements for EU students). Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are: £29 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20, i.e. £580 per 20 credit module; £30 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21, i.e. £600 per 20 credit module (pending confirmation of arrangements for EU students). 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.