City, University of London

City, University of London

Management of Information Security and Risk

This course is aimed at IT professionals with about 5 years experience and is intended to provide them with the skills that they need to progress to a management role in information security and risk. Hence it aims to prepare these professionals for the management roles in Information Security including Security Architect, Chief Information Risk Manager, Chief Security Officer or Chief Information Security Officer. It covers both technical issues such as information security, quantitative risk assessment, and assurance, as well as more business oriented issues such as information leadership and executive development. It will be led from academics by the School of Informatics, with input from Cass Business School and experts from industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a cognate subject.Applicants should also have approximately five years of relevant professional experience (absolute minimum of two years in exceptional circumstances). In some circumstances, professional experience and qualifications are accepted in lieu of a degree.

Assessment methods

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches. The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

Key information

School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
Telephone number: 
020 7040 0248