City, University of London

City, University of London

Management of Information Security and Risk

This Masters course is aimed at IT professionals with approximately five 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. The course will appeal to companies and professionals that need to develop or improve their capability in managing IT-related security, in order to enter markets with higher demands of dependability and security, comply with new regulations, or re-qualify for new roles. On this Management of Information Security and Risk MSc programme you will learn about both the technical and the business issues that can bridge the gap between IT security and business risk. Understand how to communicate these risks to both the technical staff and the executive business team (CEO, CIO, CFO and COO) in a language they share. Focus on human-machine interaction and decision making within today's increasingly complex Political-Economical-Socio-Technical (PEST) systems. Find out about latest industry and government standards, legislation and best practice from leading technical experts and network with your peers to compare and contrast best practices from different industries.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a cognate subject. We will consider applicants without a Bachelors degree, provided they have substantial relevant experience in the IT industry (at least ten years).

All applicants should also have approximately five years of relevant professional experience (absolute minimum of two years in exceptional circumstances).

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

Course modules

Information Leadership (15 credits); Executive Development (15 credits); Socio-Technical Systems (15 credits); and IT Risk Management for effective performance and the prevention of fraud, error and disaster (15 credits).
Specialised Security and Risk Modules:
Information Security Management (15 credits); IT Risk and Resilience (15 credits); Quantitative Risk Analysis (15 credits); and Assurance Cases (15 credits).;

Assessment methods

The modules will be delivered in block mode, with students taking two modules per term. Each module consists of two blocks.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 28 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 28 months

Campus details

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

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