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MSc IT Security Management

Duration: Part-time 24 months (1 evening p/w)

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: September 2018

Days: Thursday 6.30-9.30pm


Awarding body/institution: Arden University

Fee: €9,500

Are you looking for a Masters level qualification in IT Security ManagementSecurity management is becoming vital for all organisations with many now employing specialists to protect their information and reputation from risks, threats and crises. On this course you will learn how to create and manage IT security processes and plans within businesses. The MSc in IT Security Management is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University at IBAT College Dublin.

MSc IT Security Management Course Overview

Who should take this course?

If you are currently working in IT security or if you want to move into a role where you are responsible for managing and deploying IT security, this course will give you the skills and understanding needed to meet the challenges of the evolving field of technology and its rapid development within the context of security risks.

How will you learn?

At Arden University, blended learning (otherwise known as mixed-mode learning, flipped classroom or hybrid learning), involves a combination of both on-campus and online learning. This essentially means that students get the best of both worlds: regular, face-to-face contact with a tutor combined with the flexibility to continue learning outside the classroom wherever and whenever you like with 24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge ‘virtual classroom’ study portal called ilearn. Our academic team have synthesised the most up to date and robust research on what helps people learn well, progress well and succeed. This underpins our entire approach to designing curricula and course content. Alongside traditional texts, we use podcasts, webinars (online seminars) and interactive knowledge-checks to keep you engaged, focused and motivated. You will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical or motivational help. You will learn through a variety of assessed projects and work, with helpful feedback from your tutor to ensure that you are on a path of continual improvement and can apply your new skills to real situations.

Your work may include:

  • Reports
  • Case Studies
  • Presentations
  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation or journal article

Programme structure

Each module covers essential topics for ensuring that your IT security is prepared to meet the challenges of evolving technology. You will consider the impact of the changing IT security landscape and focus on the design and establishment of prevention plans within your organisation. 

  • Technology and Trend Monitoring

  • Information Security

  • Strategy Development

  • Risk Management

  • IT Security Management

  • IS Governance

  • Cloud Systems and Applications

  • Research Project

Career direction

The 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. Individuals who get in front of this trend and upskill themselves in this area will be in high demand. This Master’s course will appeal to you if you need to develop or improve your skills in managing IT-related security, whether that is to add value to your current company, comply with new regulations or progress in your career. After completing this course, you can go into several different areas of business, including consultancy, government organisations, research, and professional firms.

Potential roles include:

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


Arden UniversityThis programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University, a UK university monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government. Arden has helped 50,000 students succeed over 26 years of providing higher education to students around the world. In 2015, its Student Survey found that 79% of Arden’s students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies at the University.


Entry requirements

  • Qualifications  - 2:2 honours degree or equivalent
  • English proficiency - IELTS 6.5 or equivalent for students who have not been taught in English
  • Non-standard entry - Students without a 2:2 degree or equivalent are encouraged to apply with management experience instead (at least five years). You will also need to demonstrate your motivation, provide a personal statement, and have references and other evidence of your experience.

Key facts

Location: Dublin

Study mode: Part-time / full-time

Next intake: October 2017

Duration: Part-time 24 months / Full-time 12 months

Fees: Part-time € 9,500 over 2-years / Full-time € 9,500 over 1-year

I would like to apply for the MSc IT Security Management course, what should I do?

Application can be made using the buttons above. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and a member of the Admissions Office will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

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