Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Information Security and Information Technology Management

A key issue in information technology 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 course helps develop the skills and knowledge to take on security and information technology management responsibilities; 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 information technology management.

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a degree equivalent to UK 2nd class honours (normally 2.2 or above) with 50 percent or more computing content; this programme is an advanced MSc which assumes understanding of computing that would normally be gained in a BSc which consists of at least 50 percent of a computing-related discipline; equivalent knowledge gained in alternative ways for example; through professional experience is also acceptable; alternatively, BCS Professional Diploma in IT (Level 6) is accepted for entry to this programme; for overseas applicants, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Modules: Network security; information security management; IT strategy and management; project management; research methods; dissertation; research and development project. Select a further 30 credits from the following options: Cloud computing and application management/security; computer forensics; system penetration testing; industrial placement; reflective practitioner.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 26 per Credit (England) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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